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Pictor Constellation
Constellation Pictor the Painter's Easel Star Map

Pictor, the Painter's Easel (Pic)


The Southern constellation of Pictor, the Painter's Easel, is best viewed in Winter during the month of February. It's brightest star is Alpha Pictoris at magnitude 3.30. The boundary of the Pictor constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. PICK-ter
      1. Meaning:
      2. Painter's Easel
      1. Genitive:
      2. Pictoris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Pic
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ1
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. February
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 5h 23m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -51° 22'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Pictoris  (3.30)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 6

    Brightest Stars in Pictor

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Pictor by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

      ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).