minute of arc

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min·ute of arc

 (mĭn′ĭt)
n.
See minute1.
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Noun1.minute of arc - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degreeminute of arc - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
arcdegree, degree - a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle"
arcsecond, second - a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
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Since the apparent diameter of Venus is nearly 1 arc-minute, and apparent diameter of the Sun is 32 arc-minute, hence the planet Venus appears to be only 1/32 of the Sun's apparent diameter.
The ability to be combined with precision reducers to provide system backlash < 1 arc-minute.
Max torque up to 7300 in-lb and positional accuracy better than 1 arc-minute can be achieved, The FHA Series is available in four frame sizes, ranging from 128 to 230mm in diameter, and 78 to 127mm in length.
When the spacecraft face within 5[degrees] of each other, the AFF sensor provides the relative ranges and the relative azimuth and elevation angles to accuracies of no more than 2 cm uncertainty in range-even at the maximum range of one kilometer-and bearing angle uncertainty of no more than one arc-minute.
We're likely to get very important microwave background observations on the degree, arc-minute, and arc-second scales," says David N.
1 is tempered by a modest surface brightness of magnitude 14 per square arc-minute.
Availability with input speeds of up to 6,000 RPM with 15 integer ratios from 3 to 100 and circumferential backlash as low as 1 arc-minute.
Rated torque up to 1730 in-lb and positional accuracy better than 1 arc-minute can be achieved.
Rated torques up to 1730 in-lb and positional accuracy better than 1 arc-minute can be achieved.
This group fits quite easily into something as little as a 12 arc-minute field of view.
Unlike the planets, which all appear smaller than 1 arc-minute across, the Moon can easily fill the entire field of view of your telescope and camera.
Backlash is [greater than or equal to] 4 to [greater than or equal to] 6 arc-minutes, with optional backlash down to [greater than or equal to] 1 arc-minute.