Vela (constellation)

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Vela
Vela
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List of stars in Vela
Abbreviation: Vel
Genitive: Velorum
Symbology:
Right ascension: 9 h
Declination: −50°
Area: 500 sq. deg. (32nd)
Main stars: 5
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 50
Stars known to have planets: 7
Bright stars: 5
Nearby stars: 3
Brightest star: γ Vel (1.75m)
Nearest star: Luhman 16 ( ly)
Messier objects: 0
Meteor showers: Delta Velids
Gamma Velids
Puppid-velids
Bordering constellations: Antlia
Pyxis
Puppis
Carina
Centaurus
Visible at latitudes between +30° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of March


Vela is a constellation in the southern sky.