Alt. Designations: IC 4725
Object Type: Open Cluster
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 2 kly
Right Ascension: 18h 31m 36.0s
Declination: -19° 15´ 00"
Visual Magnitude: 4.6
Apparent Dimension: 32.0' Dia.
Best Month To View: Jun

M25 is a relatively compressed galactic cluster found in the constellation Sagittarius. It contains about 86 stars, one of which is a known Cepheid variable. This cluster is located about 2,000 light-years from Earth and has a diameter of around 23 light-years. The 4.6 visual magnitude of M25 makes it easy to find with binoculars, but a small telescope will be able to reveal the many colors of its member stars.