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γ1 Velorum (gamma1 Velorum)

Altitude: -9.9°   Azimuth: 168.2°   Direction: South-South-East

γ1 Velorum is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Vela.

γ1 Velorum visual magnitude is 4.27. Because of its moderate brightness, γ1 Velorum should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of γ1 Velorum is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of γ1 Velorum (gamma1 Velorum) star
DSS2 image of γ1 Velorum. The red arrow shows the motion of γ1 Velorum during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about γ1 Velorum


γ1 Velorum (gamma1 Velorum) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.9°
Azimuth: 168.2°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ1 Velorum

γ1 Velorum 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 γ1 Velorum are provided in the following table:

08h 09m 29s
-47° 20’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ1 Velorum in the sky:

Finder chart γ1 Velorum (gamma1 Velorum) star
Simplified finder chart for γ1 Velorum (gamma1 Velorum).

Visibility of γ1 Velorum from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

γ1 Velorum (gamma1 Velorum) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Spectral properties of γ1 Velorum

γ1 Velorum belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


γ1 Velorum star system properties

γ1 Velorum is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the γ1 Velorum double sysyem:

41.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of γ1 Velorum

γ1 Velorum
(gamma1 Velorum)