The Painter`s Easel

Pictor Constellation

Origin of the Constellation

Pictor is another one of the constellations invented by by Abbe Nicholas Louis de Lacaille who mapped the stars of the southern hemisphere from the Cape of Good Hope in the years from 1751 to 1753. The official name is Equuleus Pictoris, the Painter's Easel, but astronomers usually refer to the constellation merely as Pictor.  

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