Constellation Volans (Flying Fish)

Volans
Volans: IAU Constellation Map [150]

Properties

Volans contains some 4th mag stars and is located in the southwest corner of the constellation Carina on the line connecting Canopus and Miaplacidus. The constellation area is 141 square degrees and the center culminates around midnight on January 18. [9, 15]

Data for constellation Volans [150]
IAU NameVolans
IAU GenitiveVolantis
IAU Abbr.Vol
English NameFlying Fish
Season (47° N)Not visible
Right Ascension6h 31m 05s … 9h 04m 23s
Declination-75° 29' 44" … -64° 06' 26"
Area141 deg2
Neighbours (N↻)Car, Pic, Dor, Men, Cha

History

The constellation was created in 1603 by Johann Bayer in his Uranometria under the original name Piscis Volansintroduced. [7]

Catalogs

Yale Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) [154]
HR B F RA [hms] Dec [dms] vMag spType dMag Sep ["]
2602ι06 51 27.0-70 57 485.40 B7IV
2735γ107 08 42.2-70 29 505.69 F2V 1.913.6
2736γ207 08 44.9-70 29 563.78 K0III 1.913.6
2803δ07 16 49.8-67 57 263.98 F6II
3024ζ07 41 49.2-72 36 223.95 K0III 5.816.7
3223ε08 07 55.8-68 37 024.35 B6IV 3.66.0
3301κ108 19 49.0-71 30 545.37 B9III-IV 0.365.0
3302κ208 20 00.7-71 30 195.65 A0IVMn 0.365.0
3334η08 22 04.4-73 24 005.29 A0-1IV-V 6.342.4
3347β08 25 44.2-66 08 133.77 K1III
3460θ08 39 05.2-70 23 135.20 A0V 5.045.0
3615α09 02 26.8-66 23 464.00 A2-3IVm

«Revised New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue», Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke, 2021 [277]
NameRADecTypeBmagVmagDimDreyer DescriptionIdentification
NGC 2305 06 48 37.3-64 16 22Gx (E2/P)12.711.72.10 × 1.5vF, vS, R, 2 st ΔESO 87-44, AM 0648-641
NGC 2307 06 48 51.0-64 20 06Gx (SBb)12.912.01.70 × 1.6vF, pS, vlE 90°ESO 87-45, AM 0648-641, IRAS 06485-6416
NGC 2348 07 03 02.7-67 23 39OCL11.00Cl, P, lC, 30 st ±ESO 88-SC1
NGC 2397 07 21 19.5-69 00 05Gx (Sb)12.711.82.50 × 1.2pB, cL, cE 117°, lbMESO 58-30, IRAS 07214-6854
NGC 2397 A07 21 07.9-69 06 55Gx (Sc)14.814.11.10 × 0.9pB, cL, cE 117°, lbMESO 58-29, AM 0721-685, IRAS 07212-6901
NGC 2397 B07 21 55.7-68 50 45Gx (IBm/P)15.014.40.90 × 0.5pB, cL, cE 117°, lbMESO 58-31, AM 0722-684
NGC 2434 07 34 51.5-69 17 04Gx (E1)12.311.22.40 × 2.2pB, S, R, pmbM, 3 st 11 nESO 59-5
NGC 2442 07 36 23.8-69 31 51Gx (SBbc)11.210.46.00 × 5.0cL, vF, R, D neb, 40°NGC 2443, ESO 59-8, AM 0736-692, IRAS 07367-6924, SW part
NGC 2443 07 36 23.8-69 31 51SBbc11.210.46.00 × 5.0pL, vF, R, D * inv MNGC 2442, ESO 59-8, AM 0736-692, IRAS 07367-6924, NE part
NGC 2466 07 45 15.6-71 24 39Gx (Sc)13.513.01.60 × 1.4vF, S, R, lbMESO 59-18, IRAS 07456-7117
NGC 2601 08 25 30.4-68 07 04Gx (SBa)13.412.51.60 × 1.1F, pS, R, gbMESO 60-5, IRAS 08251-6757
NGC 2788 A09 02 40.0-68 13 36Gx (Sb)13.913.12.90 × 0.4vF, vS, mE 105°ESO 60-24, IRAS 09020-6801
NGC 2788 B09 03 35.0-67 57 59Gx (Sb)14.513.71.50 × 0.4vF, vS, mE 105°ESO 60-25
IC 2202 07 27 54.9-67 34 28Gx (Sbc)13.712.92.00 × 0.7eF, eS, RESO 88-16, AM 0727-672, IRAS 07278-6728

References

7«Der grosse Kosmos-Himmelsführer» von Ian Ridpath und Wil Tirion; Kosmos Verlag; ISBN 3-440-05787-9
9«Drehbare Sternkarte SIRIUS» von H. Suter-Haug; Hallwag-Verlag, Bern
15«Hartung's Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes» by David Malin and David J. Frew; Melbourne University Press 1995; ISBN 0-522-84553-3
150IAU: The Constellations, 11. Oktober 2020; iau.org/public/themes/constellations
154Yale Bright Star Catalog, 15. Oktober 2020; tdc-www.harvard.edu/catalogs/bsc5.html
277«Historische Deep-Sky Kataloge» von Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke; klima-luft.de/steinicke (2021-02-17)