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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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Another open cluster, very different, but well worth exploring, is situated 40 arc minutes north-west of the lovely buttery-yellow beta Pyxidis, the southern tip of the compass needle.
Only 2 arc minutes further north the galaxy NGC 7336 could at best be only another fleck of light.
In city-bound telescopes at low power M17 is but a 6th-magnitude streak of nebulosity, about 15 arc minutes long, and oriented roughly east-west.
7 and DEC -36[degrees]23'59" and it is situated 12 arc minutes towards the east of the cluster NGC 1963.
Finally, when you view NGC 6543 from a dark site, try this: Increase the magnification to about 100x then nudge your telescope 10 arc minutes east of the nebula to the 13.
Between the fins of the heavenly fish, the galaxy NGC 1672 can be seen, just 30 arc minutes north of magnitude 5.
Near the tip of the northeastern arm, about 12 arc minutes from M33's central hub, is an emission nebula called NGC 604.
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).
The 20th-magnitude fragments, separated by 9 arc seconds, were some 23 arc minutes southwest of the 13th-magnitude primary.
Barely 24 arc minutes north-west of theta Pavonis is a very special star in the constellation.
Estimates place the quasar within 14 to 21 arc minutes of the gamma-ray source.
The brighter string continues for almost 10 arc minutes to the north.