By IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
"The Flying Fish"
Constellation family: Bayer Group
Nearest constellations: Carina, Chamaeleon, Dorado, Mensa, and Pictor
Right ascension: 7.85h
Visible between latitudes: +10° and -90°
Square degrees: 141
Luminary: Beta Volantis
Notable deep sky objects: NGC 2442/2443 (the Meathook Galaxy)
Volans is a small constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that is best seen in March.
Volans was first introduced in 1603 in Johann Bayer's Uranometria and was originally named Piscis Volans.
There is no mythology associated with this constellation.
NGC 2442/2443 (the Meathook Galaxy):
Close up of one of the spiral arms of NGC 2442/2443:
AM 0644-741 (ring galaxy):