position circle


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position circle

See circle of position.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

position circle

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A circle covering all possible points within which a search objective can be located.
The line of position produced by a distance measurement such as those produced by a DME (distance-measuring equipment).
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Position circles as shown in Diagram I, allowing edge circles to extend beyond white rectangle.

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