Day: January 4, 2019

The Pictor Constellation

The Pictor Constellation

Pictor is a constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere, located between the star Canopus and the Large Magellanic Cloud. Its name is Latin for a painter and is an abbreviation of the older name Equuleus Pictoris (the “painter’s easel”). Normally represented as an easel, Pictor was named by Abbé Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. Pictor is a small constellation bordered by Columba to the north, Puppis and Carina to

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