|Right Ascension||16 : 03.7 (h:m)
|Declination||-60 : 30 (deg:m)
|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.
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.