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Vela
Constellation
Abbreviation Vel
Genitive Velorum
Pronunciation /ˈvlə/,
genitive /vˈlɔərəm/
Symbolism the Sails
Right ascension 9
Declination −50
Quadrant SQ2
Area 500 sq. deg. (32nd)
Main stars 5
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
50
Stars with planets 7
Stars brighter than 3.00m 5
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 3
Brightest star γ Vel (1.75m)
Nearest star Luhman 16
(6.6 ly, 2.0 pc)
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.

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