Psi Velorum

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ψ Velorum
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Location of ψ Velorum.
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Vela
Right ascension 09h 30m 42.0s
Declination −40° 28' 00"
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.60
Distance 60.5 ± 0.8 ly
(18.6 ± 0.2 pc)
Spectral type F3IV+F0V
Other designations
Gl 351, HR 3786, HD 82434, CD −39° 5580, HIP 46651, SAO 221234, GC 13140, CCDM 09307-4028

Psi Velorum (ψ Vel, ψ Velorum) is a binary star in the constellation Vela. It is approximately 60.5 light years from Earth, making it the nearest star of the constellation.

The primary component, Psi Velorum A, is a yellow-white F-type subgiant with an apparent magnitude of +4.1. The companion, Psi Velorum B, is a yellow-white F-type main sequence dwarf, with an apparent magnitude of +4.6. The two stars are 0.68 arcseconds, or at least 12 astronomical units, apart and complete one orbit every 33.99 years.