Volans' true name is Piscis Volans, the Flying Fish. Perhaps because there are so many other constellations involving fish (piscis) the name was eventually reduced.

There isn't a great deal to see here, but gamma does offer a fine binary.

It helps to know one's way around Carina first, in order to find the faint stars which form Volans. With beta Carinae at the bottom of your glasses you'll see alpha and beta Volantis at the upper right.



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