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Messier 25

Messier 25 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2000 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 Cluster's location is 18:31.6 (R.A.) and -19:15 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 5 with an apparent dimension of 40.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Fact File


NameMessier 25
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id25
ConstellationSagittarius
Right Ascension18:31.6
Declination-19:15
Distance (Lt.Yr)2000
Visual Brightness6.5
Apparent Dimension40.0
Apparent Magnitude5
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1745
DiscovererPhilippe Loys de Cheseaux


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