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Volans Constellation
Constellation Volans

Volans, the Flying Fish (Vol)

The constellation of Volans, the Flying Fish, is best viewed in the Spring season during the month of March for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Beta Volantis at magnitude 3.77. The boundary of the Volans constellation contains 3 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Flying Fish
      1. Genitive:
      2. Volantis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Vol
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Bayer
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. March
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 7h 40m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -69° 37'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Beta Volantis (3.77m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 3
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 1 stars

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.

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