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Messier 25 Facts

Messier 25 is an open star cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 2,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius.

It is referred to as M(25) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. Messier 25 was discovered in 1745 by Philippe Loys de Cheseaux.

The Open Star Cluster's location is 18:31.6 (R.A.) and -19:15 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 5.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 40.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye from Earth, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Travel Time to Messier 25

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Walking4335,308,314,500.00
Car12011,176,943,816.67
Airbus A3807361,822,327,796.20
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2691,748,061,316.17
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54874,029,518.94
New Horizons Probe33,00040,643,432.06
Speed of Light670,616,629.002,000.00

Fact File


NameMessier 25
TypeOpen Star Cluster
Messier Id25
ConstellationSagittarius
Right Ascension18:31.6
Declination-19:15
Distance (Lt.Yr)2000
Apparent Dimension40.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude5.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1745
DiscovererPhilippe Loys de Cheseaux


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