For the Observer
The Stars of Spring
Beta Vela (08h 40.3m -46°38') is a yellow supergiant of magnitude 3.8 The reason for the stars apparent dimness is its distance from us, over 6000 light years!
Gamma Vela (08h 09.3m -47°20') is actually the brightest star in Vela with a magnitude of 1.7 The star is a variable.
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Kathy Miles, Author, and Chuck Peters, Systems Administrator