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MINUTE, measures. In divisions of the circle or angular measures, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or one sixtieth part of a degree.
     2. In the computation of time, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or the sixtieth part of an hour. Vide Measure.

MINUTE, practice. A memorandum of what takes place in court; made by authority of the court. From these minutes the record is afterwards made up.
     2. Toullier says, they are so called because the writing in which they were originally, was small, that the word is derived, from the Latin minuta, (scriptura) in opposition to copies which were delivered to the parties, and which were always written in a larger hand. 8 Toull. n. 413.
     3. Minutes are not considered as any part of the record. 1 Ohio R. 268. See 23 Pick. R. 184.

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Take a moment to glance at u Antliae, situated 50 arc minutes north of the constellation Vela, more or less midway along the southern Antlia border.
NGC 2658, situated only 35 arc minutes north of alpha Pyxidis, contains about a dozen faint stars with some unresolved dust, indicating more members.
Only 2 arc minutes further north the galaxy NGC 7336 could at best be only another fleck of light.
7 and DEC -36[degrees]23'59" and it is situated 12 arc minutes towards the east of the cluster NGC 1963.
Between the fins of the heavenly fish, the galaxy NGC 1672 can be seen, just 30 arc minutes north of magnitude 5.
All buildings need the skills of a surveyor before the architect can design the construction; The Great Pyramid is the largest and most accurately designed single building in the world even by today's standards, I put together a surveying instrument from the simple materials that were available to the Egyptians, I came up with a hand held instrument that is capable of full spherical geometry and accurate to 3 arc minutes, which according to Cambridge University is the amount that the pyramid is out by in its stellar alignments.
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).
Barely 24 arc minutes north-west of theta Pavonis is a very special star in the constellation.
The brighter string continues for almost 10 arc minutes to the north.
The edge-on galaxy NGC 3620 is situated just 32 arc minutes north of IC 2631 and 32 arc minutes off the border with the Carina constellation.