Degrees to Seconds Converter

Created by Mariamy Chrdileli
Reviewed by Julia Żuławińska
Last updated: Jul 06, 2022

Welcome to the Omni degrees to seconds converter, a simple tool that will assist you in converting degrees to arcseconds.

Whether exploring a distance in declination on a star chart, passionate about converting units of measurements for angles, or just a curious mind, the degrees to seconds converter is here to help! Come along to find out what an arcsecond is, how to convert degrees to arcseconds, how many arcseconds are in 1 degree, and this converter works! 👩‍🏫

How do I convert degrees to arc seconds?

An arcsecond (abbreviated as arcsec and expressed with a symbol ″) is a unit of measurement for angles, often used in astronomy, optics, and navigation. Arcsecond is 1/3600 of a degree and 1/60 of an arcminute.

To convert degrees to arcsec, you can use the following formula:

arcseconds = degree × 3600

For example, if you're wondering how many arc seconds are 30 degrees, you can perform the following calculations for converting deg to arc sec:

arcseconds = 30 × 3600 = 108,000″

You can also avoid performing calculations by hand and trust the degrees to arcseconds calculator to do the work for you!

How does the degrees to seconds converter work?

You're probably curious how the degrees to arcseconds calculator works. It is very straightforward!

You must enter the value in degrees, and the tool will convert your value from degrees to arc seconds. We default set this converter to perform conversions between degrees to arcseconds (deg to arc sec). Still, you can also use the calculator to convert any other angular measurements, by changing the units!

Do you want to explore more tools that are related to angle conversion? Omni has your back; come along to discover more handy calculators:

  • Angle converter;
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  • Degrees minutes seconds to decimal degrees converter;
  • Decimal degrees to degrees minutes seconds converter; and
  • Degrees to seconds converter.

FAQ

How many arcseconds are in 1 degree?

There are 3600 arcseconds in 1 degree. If you want to convert degrees to arc seconds, all you have to do is take the value of your interest and multiply it by 3600.

How do I convert arcseconds to degrees?

To convert arcseconds to degrees:

  1. Take the plane angle value and divide it by 3600.
  2. That's all! You have converted arcseconds to degrees.

Remember that if you were to convert degrees to arcseconds, you would multiply the value by 3600.

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