#### Answer

This is a parabola where $F=\left(0,c\right)$ is the focus and the line $y=-c$ is the directrix.

#### Work Step by Step

From Figure 23 we see that the line $y = nc$, where $n = 0,1,2,3,...$ intersects the circles ${x^2} + {\left( {y - c} \right)^2} = {c^2}{\left( {n + 1} \right)^2}$. For instance,
$\begin{array}{*{20}{c}}
n&{Line}&{Circle}\\
0&{y = 0}&{{x^2} + {{\left( {y - c} \right)}^2} = {{\left( c \right)}^2}}\\
1&{y = c}&{{x^2} + {{\left( {y - c} \right)}^2} = {{\left( {2c} \right)}^2}}\\
2&{y = 2c}&{{x^2} + {{\left( {y - c} \right)}^2} = {{\left( {3c} \right)}^2}}\\
{...}&{...}&{...}\\
n&{y = nc}&{{x^2} + {{\left( {y - c} \right)}^2} = {c^2}{{\left( {n + 1} \right)}^2}}
\end{array}$
From the figure attached we see that the dots are equidistant from the point $F=\left(0,c\right)$ and from the line $y=-c$. Thus, by definition this is a parabola where $F=\left(0,c\right)$ is the focus and the line $y=-c$ is the directrix.