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|List of stars in Vela|
|Right ascension:||9 h|
|Area:||500 sq. This is the list of notable Stars in the Constellation Vela, sorted by decreasing brightness In Grammar, the genitive case or possessive case (also called the second case) is the case that marks a Noun as modifying another A sail is any type of surface intended to generate Thrust by being placed in a Wind &mdashin essence a vertically-oriented Wing. Right ascension (abbrev RA; symbol α) is the Astronomical term for one of the two Coordinates of a point on the Celestial sphere In Astronomy, declination (abbrev dec or δ) is one of the two coordinates of the Equatorial coordinate system, the other being either deg. (32nd)|
|Stars known to have planets:||3|
|Brightest star:||γ Vel (1. Here is a list of the 88 modern Constellations by their area in the sky measured in square degrees. A Bayer designation is a stellar designation in which a specific star is identified by a Greek letter, followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Flamsteed designations for Stars are similar to Bayer designations except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a Planet beyond the Solar System, orbiting around other Stars As of September 2008 312 Gamma Velorum (γ Vel / γ Velorum is a Star system in the Constellation Vela. 6m)|
|Nearest star:||ψ Vel (60. The apparent magnitude ( m) of a celestial body is a measure of its Brightness as seen by an observer on Earth, normalized to the value Psi Velorum (ψ Vel / ψ Velorum is a Binary star in the Constellation Vela. 5 ly)|
|Meteor showers:||Delta Velids|
|Visible at latitudes between +30° and −90°|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p. A light-year or light year (symbol ly) is a unit of Length, equal to just under ten trillion Kilometres As defined by The Messier objects are a set of Astronomical objects first listed by French astronomer Charles Messier in his "Catalogue des Nébuleuses A meteor shower, some of which are known as a "meteor storm" or "meteor outburst" is a celestial event where a group of meteors are observed to radiate from one point Antlia ( Pump, from Ancient Greek: ἀντλία - antlia "bilge-water filth" is a relatively new constellation as it was only Pyxis (ˈpɪksɪs Box) is a minor southern Constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Pyxis Nautica. Puppis (ˈpʌpɪs Poop deck) is a southern Constellation. It is the largest of the three parts into which Argo Navis was split (the other two being Carina ( Keel) is a southern Constellation which forms part of the old constellation of Argo Navis. Centaurus ( Centaur) is a bright constellation of the southern hemisphere. m. ) during the month of March
Vela (pronounced /ˈviːlə/, Latin: sails) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being Carina, Puppis and Pyxis). Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. A sail is any type of surface intended to generate Thrust by being placed in a Wind &mdashin essence a vertically-oriented Wing. In common usage a constellation is a group of celestial bodies that are connected together in some arrangement typically stars to form a visible figure or picture Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern Constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts Carina ( Keel) is a southern Constellation which forms part of the old constellation of Argo Navis. Puppis (ˈpʌpɪs Poop deck) is a southern Constellation. It is the largest of the three parts into which Argo Navis was split (the other two being Pyxis (ˈpɪksɪs Box) is a minor southern Constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Pyxis Nautica.
The brightest star in the constellation, γ Velorum, is a bright 1. Gamma Velorum (γ Vel / γ Velorum is a Star system in the Constellation Vela. The apparent magnitude ( m) of a celestial body is a measure of its Brightness as seen by an observer on Earth, normalized to the value 75m supergiant star. Supergiants are among the most massive Stars In the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram they occupy the top region of the diagram The star is actually quintuple, the primary component is famous for being the brightest Wolf-Rayet star in the sky. A star system or stellar system is a small number of Stars which orbit each other bound by gravitational attraction. This star is also sometimes called Regor, of an onknown origin.
λ Velorum is also called Suhail, Arabic for lucky. Lambda Velorum (λ Vel or λ Velorum is a Star in the Constellation Vela. The constellation Vela is in the west sky.
Of the deep sky objects of interest in Vela is a planetary nebula known as the NGC 3132 (nicknamed Eight-burst nebula). A planetary nebula is an Emission nebula consisting of a glowing shell of Gas and plasma formed by certain types of Stars when they die NGC 3132 (Eight-burst Nebula / Southern Ring Nebula is a bright and extensively studied Planetary nebula in the Constellation Vela. Also of interest within the constellation is the Vela Supernova Remnant. The Vela supernova remnant is a Supernova remnant in the southern constellation Vela. This is the nebula of a supernova explosion which is believed to have been visible from the Earth around 10,000 years ago. A nebula (from Latin: "mist" pl nebulae or nebulæ, with ligature or nebulas) is an Interstellar cloud of A supernova (plural supernovae or supernovas) is a stellar Explosion. The remnant contains a pulsar which was the first pulsar to be identified optically. Pulsars are highly magnetized rotating Neutron stars that emit a beam of Electromagnetic radiation in the form of radio waves
The Gum Nebula is a faint emission nebula, believed to be the remains of a million year old supernova. Gum Nebula ( Gum 12) is an Emission nebula that can be found in the southern Constellations Vela and Puppis.
Vela is one of the four constellations that made up the old constellation of Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts: Vela is the sail. Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern Constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts
The False Cross is an asterism formed of the stars δ Velorum and κ Velorum and ι Carinae and ε Carinae. In Astronomy, an asterism is a pattern of Stars seen in Earth's sky which is not an official Constellation. A star is a massive luminous ball of plasma. The nearest star to Earth is the Sun, which is the source of most of the Energy on Earth Delta Velorum (δ Vel / δ Velorum is a Star system in the Constellation Vela. Kappa Velorum (κ Vel / κ Velorum is a Binary star in the Constellation Vela. Iota Carinae (ι Car / ι Carinae is a Star in the Constellation Carina. Epsilon Carinae (ε Car / ε Carinae is a Star in the Constellation Carina. It is sometimes mistaken for the Southern Cross, causing errors in astronavigation. CRUX is a lightweight I686 -optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users Celestial navigation, also known as astronavigation, is a Position fixing technique that was devised to help sailors cross the featureless oceans without having to