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Due to technical restrictions, "b Velorum" redirects here. For the supergiant, see b Velorum (supergiant).
B Velorum
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Vela
Right ascension 08h 22m 31.6s
Declination −48° 29' 25"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.79
Distance 1510 ± 400 ly
(460 ± 120 pc)
Spectral type B1V
Other designations
HR 3294, HD 70930,
CD-48°3734, HIP 41039,
SAO 219848, GC 11450,
CCDM 08225-4829

B Velorum (B Vel) is a binary star in the constellation Vela. It is approximately 1510 light years from Earth.

The primary component, B Velorum A, is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +4.79. Its companion, the magnitude +6.3 B Velorum B, is 0.8 arcseconds away.


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