Messier 25 (M 25)

Introduction | Map | Find/Identify | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 25 in the constellation Sagittarius.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster M 25 is located in the constellation Sagittarius and should be visible to the naked eye as small nebula patch. According to Stoyan, it is considered as a "classical object for binoculars," which is already resolved into stars in binoculars.

Size: 30' (Stoyan)
Distance: 2,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: *** (Stoyan).

 

Map

M 25 in constellation Sagittarius (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

Find/Identify

Find: M 25 is located to the East (to the left) of M 24, and below and to the left of M 17 and M 18.

Identify: There is a brighter star to the right of the open cluster M 25:

M 25 in constellation Sagittarius and perhaps the yellow star next to it (see my observations)...

 

My Own Photos

         

M 25 - May 29, 2020

 

M 25 - May 31, 2020

 

M 25 - Aug 8, 2020

   

M 25 - May 29, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 25 - May 31, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 25 - Aug 8, 2020, photo on top processed

     

M 25 - Aug 23, 2020

 

M 25 - Aug 23, 2020

   
     

M 25 - Aug 23, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 25 - Aug 23, 2020, photo on top processed

   

 

My Own Observations

Observations October/November 2018

Observations September to October 2019

Observations May to August 2020

 

References

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