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minute

1. a period of time equal to 60 seconds; one sixtieth of an hour
2. a unit of angular measure equal to one sixtieth of a degree.

minute

[′min·ət]
(mathematics)
A unit of measurement of angle that is equal to ¹⁄₆₀ of a degree. Symbolized ′. Also known as arcmin.
(mechanics)
A unit of time, equal to 60 seconds.

minute

One division of a module, 3.
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The odd-one-out member is NGC 7320c, which can be spotted a few arc minutes off to the northeast of this tight group.
The Trifid is found only 1 1/2 [degrees] north-northwest of M8 and is about 30 by 20 arc minutes in extent.
Although successful in creating the star, Thompson still refers to the image--which measured some 1 to 2 arc minutes across--more as a "blob' than a real point source.
This cigar-shaped galaxy, also known as Bennett 29, is a close neighbour of NGC 1808 situated 36 arc minutes to the north-east.
Approximately 8 by 6 arc minutes in size, M27 shows well in a 4-inch telescope.
These are listed in a table, which gives the cluster magnitude, diameter in arc minutes, and the approximate duration in minutes that the Moon's edge takes to cross the cluster.
The star alpha Doradus is situated just 35 arc minutes south of the galaxy NGC 1617 in the same field of view.
M32, located 24 arc minutes south of the big galaxy's nucleus, has dimensions of 8.
The 20th-magnitude fragments, separated by 9 arc seconds, were some 23 arc minutes southwest of the 13th-magnitude primary.
During an asterism search a long string of stars about 5 degrees north-west of alpha Grus was found, and although not yet confirmed as a Streicher object in the Deep Sky Hunters Catalogue, this STREICHER asterism is probably one of the longest star strings seen so far--almost 20 arc minutes long and stands out quite well against the star field (see sketch).
Estimates place the quasar within 14 to 21 arc minutes of the gamma-ray source.
Barely 24 arc minutes north-west of theta Pavonis is a very special star in the constellation.