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Re: "Point determinatif" translation in english
From: Henry Halboth
Date: 2016 Dec 13, 01:48 -0500
The "Computed Point" is at the intersection of a perpendicular from a DR po- sition (the azimuth) to a line of position resulting from a celestial observation is the rather stiltred definition given in HO 220. Basically it is the intersection of the azimuth line; as drawn from the DR positon, with the line of position. It can be calculated, or computed, using the azimuth as a course and the intercept as a distance from the DR position employed in working up.a sight. By definition, it does not apply to an assumed position.
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