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 (s) [sek´und]
the base SI unit of time, equal to ¹⁄₆₀ of a minute, and defined in terms of the periodicity of specific radiation of cesium 133.
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verb To temporarily transfer a person to the employ of another, as typically used in the UK, to gain work experience.
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Arc Second reported that the accuracy of its system depends largely on the accuracy of the means used to scale it.
That translates into 8 arc seconds for flatness, not very accurate for today's ever-tightening tolerances," says Hamar.
Ifadaptive telescopes with electrically deformable mirrors and artificial guide stars can work together to overcome the problems of atmospheric turbulence, resolution could improve to 1/10 of an arc second, Thompson says, the same resolution promised by the Hubble Space Telescope scheduled for launch in 1988.
Mounted to the gear reducer output shaft, they provide 0.27 arc second resolution -- an improvement over the 14 arc second resolution of the incremental encoders Toms previously used.
It shows hundreds of luminous blue stars packed into a region less than 5 arc seconds (4 light-years) across.
McCarthy does not rule out the possibility that VB 8B is not there at all, but says it is more likely that the object has moved to about 1/2 arc second from van Biesbroeck 8.
Last year's Arc second Nakayama Festa broke smartly and jockey Masayoshi Ebina threatened to make it a stern test from the front.
Both Sarafina and Nakayama Festa, last year's Arc second, will surely be using the race as a warm-up for the big one next month.
It holds that the angular resolution of images formed on photographic plates or electronic detectors should be typically about 1 arc second. For a large telescope costing millions of dollars, such an outcome is disappointing; a 6-inch backyard telescope can also achieve 1-arc-second resolution!
Roundness and concentricity are measured to accuracy of 2 millionths of an inch, straightness and flatness to 10 millionths, tapers are accurate to 1/4 arc second, and surface flatness to 2 micro inches.
By placing the cursor on any star or computed point of the asteroid's track, you can obtain the object's position with a formal precision of 0.01 arc second. The chart may also be sent to a 9- or 24-pin dot matrix printer for a black-and-white hard copy.
However, his granddam is a half-sister to Group 1-placed Behkara, dam of Grand Prix de Paris winner Behkabad and high-class Beheshtam, descending from Arc second Behera.