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Pictor

Quick Facts

Name:Pictor
PICK-torr
Meaning:Painter's Easel
Abbreviation:Pic
Genitive:Pictoris
Visible in Latitudes:25° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Winter
Best Seen In:February, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:January 2
Right Ascension:5.41 hours
Declination:-50.3 degrees
Area:246.739 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Pictor

About Pictor

Pictor was named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his stay at the Cape of Good Hope between 1751 and 1752. He originally called it Equuleus Pictoris, but it was shortened to Pictor to avoid confusion with Equuleus in the northern hemisphere.

Neighboring Constellations

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ColumbaVolans
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