Sketch of the cluster
|Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)|
|Right ascension||18h 31.6m|
|Distance||2.0 kly (613 Pc)|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||4.6|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||32.0′|
|Estimated age||90 million years|
|Other designations||IC 4725|
|See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters|
Open Cluster M25 (also known as Messier Object 25 or IC 4725) is an open cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. It was discovered by Philippe Loys de Chéseaux in 1745 and included in Charles Messier's list in 1764.
M25 is at a distance of about 2,000 light-years away from Earth. The spatial dimension of this cluster is about 19 light years across. A Delta Cephei type variable star designated U Sagittarii is a member of this cluster.
- Messier 25, The Messier Catalog. Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
- Messier 25 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
- Open Cluster M25. Astronomy Picture of the Day 2009 August 31
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