|Visible in Latitudes:||30° thru -90°|
|Best Seen In:||March, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||January 23|
|Right Ascension:||9.68 hours|
|Area:||499.649 sq. degrees|
Vela, the sails, was created from the old constellation of Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts. Fifty Argonauts guided the ship from Iolchis in Thessaly to Aea in Colchis. They sought the golden fleece; when the voyage was over, Athene placed the boat in the sky.
|Suhail al Muhlif||Gamma 2 Vel|