INTERPRETATION OF THE CELESTIAL LINE OF POSITION

Austin Phelps

Abstract: It is generally recognized by air navigators that lines of position obtained from the bubble sextant are almost always in error to a greater or lesser extent, and that as a result of these errors, the three lines of position which constitute a three-star fix usually form a triangle instead of meeting at a point. The navigator is faced then with the problem of selecting his most probable position on the basis of the evidence presented by this “triangle of position.”
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 1, Number 2
Pages: 32 - 33
Cite this article: Phelps, Austin, "INTERPRETATION OF THE CELESTIAL LINE OF POSITION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1946, pp. 32-33.
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