Vela (constellation)

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Vela
Constellation
Vela
AbbreviationVel
GenitiveVelorum
Pronunciation/ˈvlə/,
genitive /v[invalid input: 'ɨ']ˈlɔːrəm/
Symbolismthe Sails
Right ascension9
Declination−50
QuadrantSQ2
Area500 sq. deg. (32nd)
Main stars5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
50
Stars with planets7
Stars brighter than 3.00m5
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)3
Brightest starγ Vel (1.75m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersDelta 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.