Arcseconds To Arcminutes Conversion

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1 arcsec = 0.0166666666666667 arcmin

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How to convert arcseconds to arcminutes (arcsec to arcmin)

The formula for converting arcseconds to arcminutes is: arcmin = arcsec × 0.0166666666666667. To calculate the arcsecond value in arcminutes first substitute the arcsecond value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 arcsecond in arcminutes we follow these steps:

arcmin = arcsec × 0.0166666666666667

arcmin = 1 × 0.0166666666666667

arcmin = 0.0166666666666667

In other words, 1 arcsecond is equal to 0.0166666666666667 arcminutes.


Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 4 arcseconds to arcminutes is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: arcmin = arcsec × 0.0166666666666667
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 4 for arcsec so the formula becomes: arcmin = 4 × 0.0166666666666667
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 4 × 0.0166666666666667 = 0.0666666666666668 arcmin

In summary, 4 arcseconds is equal to 0.0666666666666668 arcminutes.


Converting arcminutes to arcseconds

In order to convert the other way around i.e. arcminutes to arcseconds, you would use the following formula: arcsec = arcmin × 60. To convert arcminutes to arcseconds first substitute the arcminute value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 arcminute in arcseconds we follow these steps:

arcsec = arcmin × 60

arcsec = 1 × 60

arcsec = 60

Or in other words, 1 arcminute is equal to 60 arcseconds.


Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Arcsecond?

An arcsecond (or second) is a unit of angular measure that is used to measure very small angles, particularly in astronomy and geodesy. One second is defined as 1/3600th of a degree or 1/60th of a minute of arc.
To better understand this definition, it's important to note that a circle is divided into 360 degrees, and each degree is further divided into 60 minutes of arc. Each minute of arc is then divided into 60 seconds of arc. Therefore, one second of arc is a very small angle, equal to 1/3600th of a degree or approximately 0.00028 degrees.
When measuring angles using seconds, angles are usually denoted using the degree symbol (°) followed by the minute symbol (′) and then the second symbol (″). For example, an angle of 2 degrees, 30 minutes, and 15 seconds would be written as 2° 30′ 15″.

What is a Arcminute?

An arcminute (or minute) is a unit of angular measurement that is often used as a subdivision of a degree. One degree is equal to 60 minutes.
To better understand this definition, it's important to note that a circle is divided into 360 degrees. Each degree is further divided into 60 minutes. Therefore, one minute is equal to 1/60th of a degree or approximately 0.01745 degrees.
Minutes are commonly used in applications where angles need to be measured with a high degree of precision, such as astronomy, navigation, and surveying. They are particularly useful when measuring small angles, such as the apparent diameter of celestial bodies or the deviation of a building from a true vertical line.

Arcseconds To Arcminutes Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common arcseconds to arcminutes conversion values.

Arcsecond ('')Arcminute (')
1 arcsec0.0166666666666667 arcmin
2 arcsec0.0333333333333334 arcmin
3 arcsec0.0500000000000001 arcmin
4 arcsec0.0666666666666668 arcmin
5 arcsec0.0833333333333335 arcmin
6 arcsec0.1000000000000002 arcmin
7 arcsec0.1166666666666669 arcmin
8 arcsec0.1333333333333336 arcmin
9 arcsec0.1500000000000003 arcmin
10 arcsec0.166666666666667 arcmin
11 arcsec0.1833333333333337 arcmin
12 arcsec0.2000000000000004 arcmin
13 arcsec0.2166666666666671 arcmin