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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
The brilliant white-blue magnitude 2.6 alpha Columbae, which could be seen as the eye of the starry dove, is situated just 38 arc minutes to the west of the00000000000000 open cluster NGC 2061.
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 13.7-magnitude galaxy NGC 6552.
The star alpha Doradus is situated just 35 arc minutes south of the galaxy NGC 1617 in the same field of view.
Its dimensions of 10 by 3 arc minutes are similar to the proportions of the much larger Andromeda Galaxy (see page 58).
NGC 4881 is an unassuming elliptical galaxy about 18 arc minutes from the heart of the Coma Cluster.
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).
M32, located 24 arc minutes south of the big galaxy's nucleus, has dimensions of 8.7 by 6.5 arc minutes.
These are listed in a table, which gives the cluster magnitude, diameter in arc minutes, and the approximate duration in minutes that the Moon's edge takes to cross the cluster.
Barely 24 arc minutes north-west of theta Pavonis is a very special star in the constellation.
The 20th-magnitude fragments, separated by 9 arc seconds, were some 23 arc minutes southwest of the 13th-magnitude primary.