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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Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering Science,
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