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minute of arc

(arc minute; arc min) See arc second.
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arcminute One sixtieth of a degree of angular measure.
The magnitude 5.2 eta Horologii marks the real bend around the indicated time zone, which is 33 arcminutes north of the small emission nebula, GN 02.34.4.
The separation between the two actually is 42 arcminutes, or 0.7[degrees].--S.P.
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.
Caption: Alessandro Falesiedi captured this detail in NGC 891, an edge-on galaxy about 13 arcminutes across, by combining 440 minutes of imaging data taken with an 11-inch-aperture telescope.
At 20:34 UT, Venus will be just 1.5 arcminutes from the Moon's limb and will appear to the unaided eye as a brilliant silvery white spot of light immediately adjacent to the Moon's lower cusp.
The Whirlpool spans roughly 11 by 7 arcminutes and shines at magnitude 8.4, which is relatively bright for a galaxy.
The pairings in his list range from 88.9 arcseconds apart (39 Draconis) to 15.4 arcminutes (Kappa Draconis).
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.
FAST's expected resolution is 2.9 arcminutes at the key hydrogen emission line of 1420 MHz (21 cm in wavelength), compared with Arecibo's 3.4 arcminutes for the same frequency.