Alsephina - δ Velorum (delta Velorum)
Alsephina, also designated as δ Velorum (delta Velorum), is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Vela.
Alsephina visual magnitude is 1.96, making it the 44th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Alsephina is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The proper motion of Alsephina is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.078 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about Alsephina
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Alsephina
Alsephina is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Alsephina are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Alsephina in the sky:
Visibility of Alsephina from your location
Distance of Alsephina from the Sun and relative movement
Alsephina is distant 79.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Alsephina
Alsephina belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Alsephina is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Alsephina star system properties
Alsephina is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Alsephina double sysyem: