Volans

Position in the Sky

A constellation called Piscis Volans was invented by Johann Bayer. The constellation we now call simply Volans is southwest of Carina and east of the Large Magellanic Cloud. It has been said by sailors in the south seas that they had seen schools of flying fish and this may have been where the inspiration came from to name this group of stars Volans. Volans was also called Passer, the Sparrow, by Johannes Kepler.

Pam Eastlick has contributed a great description of Argo Navis and its associated constellations as seen from Guam.


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