Now it's time to put the third reflection image sets together with the original object group.
You can repeat our ray diagram exercise above, use symmetry (my choice), or trust me to obtain
the images from ray paths that have a first reflection at the upper right and left mirrors.
In any event, you should obtain an image template like the one below.
The original objects are in black, first first reflection images in gray, and second reflection images
in light gray. Third reflection images and mirrors are colored to match their first light reflection.
Superimposing this template on the expected kaleidoscope image, one obtains the picture below.
Finally, the template is removed. The kaleidoscope prediction below represents the original
object, the three sets of first reflection images, the six second image sets, and the nine
third reflection image groups.
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