Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Ursa Minor ←     Vela: The Sails     → Virgo

(possessive form Velorum, abbreviation Vel; formerly part of Argo Navis) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
     Vela was created as part of a subdivision of Argo Navis by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1756, but was not introduced to the public until the posthumous publication of his work in 1763.

Historical Map of Vela
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Modern Map of Vela
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Wikimedia Commons map of Vela

Constellations Bordering Vela
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Vela
     Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Vel

β Vel

γ Vel

δ Vel

ε Vel
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Ursa Minor ←     Vela: The Sails     → Virgo