Interlocking - Second Stellation
aka Super Nova

Second Stellation (Stewart Coffin)
Second Stellation (Tom Lensch)
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Second Stellation (Bart Buie)
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Second Stellation (Lee Krasnow)
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Designer:Stewart Coffin
Craftsman:Stewart Coffin (1st)
Tom Lensch (2nd)
Bart Buie (3rd)
Lee Krasnow (4th)
Material:Mahogany (1st)
Bubinga (2nd)
Bocote (3rd)
Bocote (4th)

Much confusion surrounds the names of Stewart's various puzzles that make the second stellation of the rhombic dodecahedron shape. The first puzzle made in this shape is called Nova, has six identical symmetrical pieces and is a descendant of the Diagonal Burr. The second is called Super Nova and has six dissimilar pieces. About twenty Super Novas were made around 1974. Number 14 in Stewart's numbering system.
The Second Stellation is an improved version of the Super Nova. It appears in The Puzzling World Of Polyhedral Dissections as The Permutated Second Stellation. About 50 were made in 1981. Number 14A in Stewart's numbering system.
More information in The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections