NGC 6025

Open Cluster NGC 6025 (= Lacaille III.10 = Dunlop 304 = Melotte 139 = Collinder 296), type 'd', in Triangulum Australe

Lambda Circinis

[NGC 6025, Kohle/Credner]
Right Ascension 16 : 03.7 (h:m)
Declination -60 : 30 (deg:m)
Distance 2.7 (kly)
Visual Brightness 5.1 (mag)
Apparent Dimension 12 (arc min)

Discovered by Lacaille in 1751-52.

The considerable southern open cluster NGC 6025 was discovered by Abbe Lacaille in 1751-1752 from South Africa.

This is a good object for binoculars. About 30 stars of 7th mag and fainter belong to this group. It lies at the boundary to the constellation Norma and has a distance of over 2000 lightyears.

The image in this page was obtained by Till Credner and Sven Kohle. It was cropped from a larger image, which they had obtained within their Constellations Centaurus and Circinus photography. This color photograph was taken by Sven Kohle on June 10, 1994, 23:57 LT from Cerro Tololo, Chile, with a 50mm f/4.0 photo lens, exposed 60min on Scotchchrome 400 film.

  • More images from Till Credner and Sven Kohle

    In the Astronomical League's Southern Sky Binocular Club list. In John Caldwell's Best Sky Objects list. Caldwell 95 in Patrick Moore's list. In the Ephem Program DSO list.

  • Jean-Claude Mermilliod's WEBDA cluster page for NGC 6025
  • SIMBAD Data of NGC 6025
  • Publications on NGC 6025 (NASA ADS)
  • Observing Reports for NGC 6025 (IAAC Netastrocatalog)
  • NGC Online data for NGC 6025

    Hartmut Frommert
    Chris Kronberg

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