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Volans is a constellation in the southern sky which was first introduced by P. D. Keyser and added to the atlas "Uranometria" by Johann Bayer in 1603. It is surrounded by Carina, Pictor, Dorado, Mensa and Chamaeleon.


Volans
Latin name Volans
Latin genitive Volantis
International abbreviation Vol
Number of stars 46
Symbology Flying Fish


Remarkable objects

  • α Volantis
  • β Volantis
  • δ Volantis
  • ε Volantis
  • NGC 2442

History and mythology

References



88 Official Constellations by IAU

AndromedaAntliaApusAquariusAquilaAraAriesAurigaBoötesCaelumCamelopardalisCancerCanes VenaticiCanis MajorCanis MinorCapricornusCarinaCassiopeiaCentaurusCepheusCetusChamaeleonCircinusColumbaComa BerenicesCorona AustralisCorona BorealisCorvusCraterCruxCygnusDelphinusDoradoDracoEquuleusEridanusFornaxGeminiGrusHerculesHorologiumHydraHydrusIndusLacertaLeoLeo MinorLepusLibraLupusLynxLyraMensaMicroscopiumMonocerosMuscaNormaOctansOphiuchusOrionPavoPegasusPerseusPhoenixPictorPiscesPiscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisReticulumSagittaSagittariusScorpiusSculptorScutumSerpensSextansTaurusTelescopiumTriangulumTriangulum AustraleTucanaUrsa MajorUrsa MinorVelaVirgoVolansVulpecula