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Y Velorum, HIP46502

Primary Facts on Y Velorum

  • Y Velorum's star type is 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 outline but is within the borders of the constellation.

Y Velorum's Alternative Names

HIP46502 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

Y Velorum has alternative name(s) :- Y Vel, Y Vel.

More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Source of Information

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.

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Additional Y Velorum Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameY Velorum
Alternative NamesY Vel, HIP 46502, Y Vel
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationVela
Galactic Latitude-0.79 degrees
Galactic Longitude274.65 degrees
Radial Velocity4.00 ± 999.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeOmicron Ceti
Mean Variability Period in Days451.000
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)8.400 - 12.366

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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