Vela, also known as The Sils of a Ship or The Sails, is a constellation in the night sky that borders Pyxis, Puppis, Antlia, Carina and Centaurus. Vela has five main stars and 7 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Vela is Suhail al Muhlif (Gamma Velorum).
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Stars within Vela are: Gamma Velorum (Suhail al Muhlif, Regor), Lambda Velorum (Suhail), Kappa Velorum, Vela Pulsar, HR 3803, Omicron Velorum, Mu Velorum, Luhman 16, Phi Velorum, HD 73526, IRAS 08544-4431, PSi Velorum, HR 3407, Vela X-1, HD 83443, PSR J0855-4644, HD 85390, HD 75289, Gliese 1132, p Velorum, HD 78004, HD 75063, WR 12, V382 Velorum, HD 85512, Gamma Velorum A, AH Velorum, V velorum, V Velorum, HD 74272, HD 72108, Gamma Velorum B, V*V391 Vel, HD 88955, HD 76653, HD 88206, L Velorum, HD 70930, HD 75630, T Velorum, KQ Vel, HD 68217, HD 81369, HD 67621, HD 73121, HD 71043, HD 69168, HD 68657, HD 72900, CCDM J09337-4900AB, HD 84228 and HD 79275. Galaxies with Vela are: NGC 2736, NGC 2845, NGC 3256, NGC 3261, NGC 3262, NGC 3263, NGC 3318, NGC 3366, NGC 3482 and IC 2592.
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Vela is Latin for The Sails of a ship. Vela is a member of a larger constellation known as Argo Navis or The Ship Argo. Vela is the sail of the ship Jason and The Argonauts sailed on in The Classical World Tradition.
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