a S constellation between Mensa and Carina
Origin of Volans; from Modern Latin (piscis) volans, flying (fish) ; from L: see fish and amp; volant
A constellation in the polar region of the celestial Southern Hemisphere near Carina and Dorado.
Origin of VolansLatin volans, present participle of volare, to fly.
Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. Shortened from Piscis Volans, from Latin piscis volÄns (“flying fish").