
Journal for Geometry and Graphics 17 (2013), No. 1, 021030 Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2013 Equioptic Points of a Triangle Boris Odehnal Ordinariat für Geometrie, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, OskarKokoschkaPlatz 2, 1010 Wien, Austria boris@geometrie.tuwien.ac.at The locus of points where two nonconcentric circles c_{1} and c_{2} are seen under equal angles is the equioptic circle e. The equioptic circles of the excircles of a triangle Δ have a common radical axis r. Therefore the excircles of a triangle share up to two real points, i.e., the equioptic points of Δ from which the circles can be seen under equal angles. The line r carries a lot of known triangle centers. Further we find that any triplet of circles tangent to the sides of Δ has up to two real equioptic points. The three radical axes of triplets of circles containing the incircle are concurrent in a new triangle center. Keywords: Triangle, excircle, incircle, equioptic circle, equioptic points, center of similarity, radical axis. MSC: 51M04 [ Fulltextpdf (137 KB)] for subscribers only. 