· · · ·
Proper NameNone
Bayer Designatione Velorum
Flamsteed NumberNone
BSC3426
HD73634
ConstellationVela
Right Ascension8h 37m 39s
Declination-42° 59' 21"
Distancec.1,800 light years
c.600 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.1
Absolute: -4.6
Spectral ClassA6II White Bright Giant
Optimum VisibilityFebruary

e Velorum against the backdrop of the Milky Way. The strand of material running northward and eastward of the star is a part of the Vela Supernova Remnant, the tenuous remains of a star rather closer to the Sun than e Velorum that exploded more than 11,000 years ago. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas

Indexes

Related Entries