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arc minute

(arcmin; minute of arc) See arc second.
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Not to be judged on its IC number, a fairly bright galaxy, IC 2469, is situated 50 arc minutes west of the border with Antlia and 4.
Another possible STREICHER asterism is situated only 20 arc minutes east of magnitude 4.
Around 8 arc minutes to the south there is a very small knot that could be an unresolved triple star.
In the same field of view the misty NGC 2020 is situated 20 arc minutes south-east of NGC 2035.
NGC 1901 spans an area of more than 30 arc minutes.
Three more galaxies, NGC 7232A, IC 5181 and IC 5171, are situated a further 25 arc minutes to the west.
NGC 7590, about 5 arc minutes to the west, is the smallest of the three, and although faint, it is relatively easy to spot.
In a low powered eyepiece, Theta Reticuli is situated in the same field, just 50 arc minutes south of the very yellow coloured magnitude 3 Alpha Reticuli.
The group is situated only 10 arc minutes south of the galaxy IC 4679.
Alpha Telescopii points north-west to focus on, and reveal, the soft distant light of the planetary nebula IC 4699, situated midway between Alpha and Epsilon Telescopii, barely 30 arc minutes from the Corona Australis border.