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arc minute

(arcmin; minute of arc) See arc second.
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NGC 3269 is situated 6 arc minutes north, slightly elongated in a north-to-south direction, with a barely brighter nucleus.
Open cluster NGC 2627 is situated only 40 arc minutes south of zeta Pyxidis.
Thirty arc minutes apiece: It's a long-odds cosmic coincidence that the angular diameters of the sun and moon are nearly identical - about 30 arc minutes.
My best attempt at observing the galaxy with a magnitude of around 16 was the spotting of a faint double star of 10 magnitude about 8 arc minutes to the east.
The comet's magnitude, however, is called "total visual magnitude" which ICQ describes as magnitude integrated over an observed coma diameter of several arc minutes.
Both venues arc minutes from the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and close to the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter entertainment district and Seaport Village, both known for world-class dining and nightlife.
The coma continued to be seen as a circular glow of around 10 arc minutes diameter surrounding the central condensation which, close to perihelion, approached naked eye visibility.
Their high performance characteristics include resolution up to 45,000 cycles per revolution, maximum speed up to 100,000 RPM, and accuracy of [less than or equal to] 4 arc minutes.
The readily visible portion of the nebula is about 45 by 30 arc minutes in angular size and elongated east-west.
The field of view is identical to that of the XRT onboard Swift, 19 by 19 arc minutes.
Series P has a backlash of less than three arc minutes and an output torque of up to 1800 Nm.
Precision honing of the sun and planet gears produces high efficiency with a backlash of less than 8 arc minutes and exact ratios of 3:1 to 64:1.