minute of arc

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minute of arc

(arc minute; arc min) See arc second.
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arcsecond One sixtieth of an arcminute, or 1/3600 of a degree.
2 eta Horologii marks the real bend around the indicated time zone, which is 33 arcminutes north of the small emission nebula, GN 02.
The separation between the two actually is 42 arcminutes, or 0.
FEB 2 The Moon passes 10 arcminutes north of Saturn (as seen from Western Europe).
M81 spans an impressive 27 by 14 arcminutes but most of its luminosity is concentrated in its compact core.
The asteroid will be at high northern declination, +65[degrees], during the last days of August 2011, then will pass only 6 arcminutes east of Gamma Cas on September 14 at 14h UT, and 1[degrees] west of Alpha Ari on October 21 at 11h.
During this period Venus is gaining on Saturn; it finally passes the ringed planet on the 30th, at which time the two objects will be separated by just 40 arcminutes.
M101 spans roughly 28 arcminutes, while M51's light is packed into a relatively compact 11-by-8-arcminute oval.
0 SAO100949, about 20 arcminutes to the SSW of Arcturus.
M13 is large (about 17 arcminutes in diameter) and bright (magnitude 5.
Once installed, the unit functions in conjunction with the included PoleMaster PC software, which quickly plots your polar star field and marks where the true polar axis is, allowing you to adjust your alignment until you are within 30 arcminutes.