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Volans

Quick Facts

Name:Volans
VO-lanz
Meaning:Flying Fish
Abbreviation:Vol
Genitive:Volantis
Visible in Latitudes:10° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:March, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:February 5
Right Ascension:7.85 hours
Declination:-69.6 degrees
Area:141.354 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Volans

About Volans

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.

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