Volans, the Flying Fish, whose original name was
Piscis Volans, is the kite-shaped figure just above center.
Alpha Volantis is the brightest star just to the left of center,
while Gamma Volantis (the constellation's brightest star)
is up and to the right of center.
Only 20 degrees from the South Celestial
Pole, Volans is surrounded to the left by Carina of Argo.
The fuzzy set of stars near the upper left edge is the cluster
NGC 2516 in Carina.
Photo by Greg Dimijian.