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Volans (Flying Fish)

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There are two double stars within the constellation, Gamma Volantis and Epsilon Volantis. There are also two galaxies NGC 2442 and NGC 2434.

It represents a flying fish; its name is a shortened form of its original name, Piscis Volans.

Neighbouring Constellations

Carina (Keel)

Pictor (Painter)

Picture of Volans