|Visible in Latitudes:||10° thru -90°|
|Best Seen In:||March, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||February 5|
|Right Ascension:||7.85 hours|
|Area:||141.354 sq. degrees|
Volans was introduced by Johann Bayer in 1603. Although it was originally named Piscis Volans, only the adjective, flying, has remained. Volans was also called Passer, the Sparrow, by Johannes Kepler.