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Pictor
Pictor
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Abbreviation: Pic
Genitive: Pictoris
Symbology: the Easel
Right ascension: 4h 32m ~ 6h 51m h
Declination: −43 ~ −64°
Area: 247 sq. deg. (59th)
Main stars: 3
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 13
Stars with known planets: 3
Bright stars: none
Nearby stars: 2
Brightest star: α Pic (+3.30m)
Nearest star: Kapteyn's Star (12.78 ly)
Messier objects: none
Meteor showers: none
Bordering constellations: Caelum
Carina
Columba
Dorado
Puppis
Volans
Visible at latitudes between +26° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of January

Pictor (IPA: /ˈpɪktə/, Latin: easel) is one of the minor southern (declination -50° to -60°) constellations. This is a celestial map of the constellation Pictor. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Two examples of H-frame easels. ... Equatorial Coordinates Right ascension (abbrev. ... In astronomy, declination (abbrev. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ... Alpha Pictoris (α Pic / α Pictoris) is a star in the constellation Pictor. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other celestial body is a measure of its apparent brightness as seen by an observer on Earth. ... Kapteyns Star (also known as GJ 191, HD 33793 or CD -45 1841) is a class M0 subdwarf discovered by Jacobus Kapteyn in 1897. ... A light-year or lightyear (symbol: ly) is a unit of measurement of length, specifically the distance light travels in vacuum in one Julian year. ... The Messier objects are a set of astronomical objects catalogued by Charles Messier in his catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters first published in 1774. ... Leonid Meteor Shower A meteor shower, also known as a meteor storm, is a celestial event where a large number of meteors are seen within a very short period. ... Caelum (IPA: , Latin: , and similar to Latin: ) is a minor southern constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Carina (IPA: , Latin: ) is a southern constellation which forms part of the old constellation of Argo Navis. ... Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679. ... This article is about a constellation in the sky. ... Puppis (IPA: , Latin: ) is a southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Two examples of H-frame easels. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Pictor is a small, faint constellation located between brilliant Canopus and the Large Magellanic Cloud. Canopus (α Car / α Carinae / Alpha Carinae) is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina, and the second brightest star in the sky, with a visual magnitude of −0. ... The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC for short) is a dwarf galaxy that orbits our own galaxy, the Milky Way. ...


Pictor has attracted attention in recent years because of its second-brightest star β Pictoris, 62.9 light-years distant, which is surrounded by an unusual dust disk rich in carbon. Beta Pictoris (β Pic / β Pictoris) is the second brightest star in the constellation Pictor. ... A light-year, symbol ly, is the distance light travels in one year: exactly 9. ... General Name, Symbol, Number carbon, C, 6 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 14, 2, p Appearance black (graphite) colorless (diamond) Standard atomic weight 12. ...


Kapteyn's Star, a nearby red dwarf at the distance of 12.78 light years, is the closest halo star known. Kapteyns Star (also known as GJ 191, HD 33793 or CD -45 1841) is a class M0 subdwarf discovered by Jacobus Kapteyn in 1897. ... An artists impression of a planet in orbit around a red dwarf According to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, a red dwarf star is a small and relatively cool star, of the main sequence, either late K or M spectral type. ... The galactic halo is a region of space surrounding spiral galaxies, including our galaxy, the Milky Way. ...


History

Pictor was invented and named by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille — noted for his catalogue of nearly 10,000 southern stars, including 42 nebulous objects — in the 17th Century. The constellation has no known pre-18th century mythology surrounding it. Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (March 15, 1713 – March 21, 1762) was a French astronomer. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


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External links

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The 88 modern Constellations
Andromeda • Antlia • Apus • Aquarius • Aquila • Ara • Aries • Auriga • Boötes • Caelum • Camelopardalis • Cancer • Canes Venatici • Canis Major • Canis Minor • Capricornus • Carina • Cassiopeia • Centaurus • Cepheus • Cetus • Chamaeleon • Circinus • Columba • Coma Berenices • Corona Australis • Corona Borealis • Corvus • Crater • Crux • Cygnus • Delphinus • Dorado • Draco • Equuleus • Eridanus • Fornax • Gemini • Grus • Hercules • Horologium • Hydra • Hydrus • Indus • Lacerta • Leo • Leo Minor • Lepus • Libra • Lupus • Lynx • Lyra • Mensa • Microscopium • Monoceros • Musca • Norma • Octans • Ophiuchus • Orion • Pavo • Pegasus • Perseus • Phoenix • Pictor • Pisces • Piscis Austrinus • Puppis • Pyxis • Reticulum • Sagitta • Sagittarius • Scorpius • Sculptor • Scutum • Serpens • Sextans • Taurus • Telescopium • Triangulum • Triangulum Australe • Tucana • Ursa Major • Ursa Minor • Vela • Virgo • Volans • Vulpecula
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Pictor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words)
Pictor (IPA: /ˈpɪktə/, Latin: easel) is one of the minor southern (declination -50 to -60) constellations.
Pictor is a small, faint constellation located between brilliant Canopus and the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Pictor has attracted attention in recent years because of its second-brightest star β Pictoris, 62.9 light-years distant, which is surrounded by an unusual dust disk rich in carbon.
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