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Pictor Constellation
Constellation Pictor the Painter's Easel Star Map

Pictor, the Painter's Easel (Pic)  


The 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  (3.30m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 6
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1
      1. Other:
      2. Protoplanetary disk

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

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