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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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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.
NGC 7590, about 5 arc minutes to the west, is the smallest of the three, and although faint, it is relatively easy to spot.
Barely seen was the light speck of the companion galaxy NGC 7404 situated only 22 arc minutes north of NGC 7410.
Again, I detect a strange, wide zigzag string, 8 arc minutes to the north-west of Ruprecht 74 (see sketch).
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.
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.