Volans

The Flying Fish

Volans Constellation

Origin of the Constellation

Volans was created by the Dutch navigators Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman, who charted the southern skies in 1595 - 1597. The official name of the constellation is Piscis Volans, The Flying Fish, but astronomers usually refer to the constellation just as Volans.  
 


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