Y Velorum is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Vela. The description is based on the spectral class. Y Velorum is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.
HIP46502 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.
Y Velorum has alternative name(s) :- , Y Vel.
More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .
The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||Y Velorum|
|Alternative Names||HIP 46502, Y Vel|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||Yes|
|Star Type||Variable Star|
|Galactic Latitude||-0.79 degrees|
|Galactic Longitude||274.65 degrees|
|Radial Velocity||4.00 ± 999.00 km/s|
|Variable Star Class||Pulsating|
|Variable Star Type||Omicron Ceti|
|Mean Variability Period in Days||451.000|
|Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)||8.400 - 12.366|