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#1 musicmatters

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 09:32 PM

I reading about the different size of objects and some

of them are listed in degrees, which I think I understand.

 

But them some of them seem to be listed in feet.  (But I don’t think it actual feet)   Like the are listed as 30’ of 10’.  What does that actually mean?


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Posted 12 May 2021 - 09:39 PM

30' is thirty arc minutes. Sixty minutes to the degree and 60 seconds to the minute.


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Posted 12 May 2021 - 09:51 PM

As Deep 13 said, 30" = 30 arcminutes, there are 60 arcminutes in a degree so 30' = 0.50°

 

30" = 30 arcseconds, there are 60 arcseconds in an arcminute so 30" = 30/ (60 x60) = 1 /120°

 

Jupiter is about 40" in diameter, the moon and sun about 30' or /.5°

 

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 10:20 PM

As Deep 13 said, 30" = 30 arcminutes, there are 60 arcminutes in a degree so 30' = 0.50°

 

30" = 30 arcseconds, there are 60 arcseconds in an arcminute so 30" = 30/ (60 x60) = 1 /120°

 

Jupiter is about 40" in diameter, the moon and sun about 30' or /.5°

 

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 12:37 AM

Minute and second of arc

https://en.wikipedia...d_second_of_arc

https://en.wikipedia...f_arc#Astronomy

 

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