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Alsafinah, Delta Velorum

Proper NamesAlsephina, Alsafinah
Bayer DesignationDelta Velorum
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)3485
Right Ascension8h 44m 42s
Declination-54° 42' 32"
Distance81 light years
25 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +1.9
Absolute: 0.0
Spectral ClassA1V white main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityFebruary (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesAlsephina lies close to the borders of Vela with Carina. It forms one of the arms of the asterism known as the False Cross, a formation of stars from both Vela and Carina that is sometimes confused with Crux, the true Southern Cross constellation.


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