# In relation to the size of a galaxy, how do you convert arcminute into distance?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 13, 2016

1 arc sec distance is 1 parsec = 206265 AU, nearly.

k arc minute distance = k X 60 parsec.

#### Explanation:

1 arc sec in radian measure is 4.48136811 E-06 radian. If the arc that subtends this angle at the observer is 1 AU long, the distance of the deep-sky object is defined as 1 parsec.

Use the circle formula R

So, 1 parsec =