Constellation Pictor (Painter's Easel)

Pictor
Pictor: IAU Constellation Map [150]

Properties

Pictor is another inconspicuous constellation and stands in the shadow of the bright star Canopus on the eastern side and the Large Magellanic Cloud in the south. The center of the 247 square degree constellation culminates around midnight on December 15th. [9, 15]

Data for constellation Pictor [150]
IAU NamePictor
IAU GenitivePictoris
IAU Abbr.Pic
English NamePainter's Easel
Season (47° N)Not visible
Right Ascension04h 32m 52s … 06h 52m 03s
Declination-64° 09' 07" … -42° 47' 47"
Area247 deg2
Neighbours (N↻)Col, Cae, Dor, Vol, Car, Pup

History

The constellation was introduced in 1752 by the French astronomer Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the original name Equuleus Pictoris (painter's easel). However, the name was shortened by Gould in 1877. [7, 10]

Catalogs

Yale Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) [154]
HR B F RA [hms] Dec [dms] vMag spType dMag Sep ["]
1516λ04 42 46.4-50 28 535.31 K0-1III
1563ι04 50 55.2-53 27 415.61 F0IV 0.812.3
1564ι04 50 56.3-53 27 356.42 F4V: 0.812.3
1649η105 02 48.6-49 09 055.38 F2V 7.610.4
1663η205 04 58.0-49 34 405.03 K5III
1767ζ05 19 22.1-50 36 225.45 F7III-IV
1801κ05 22 22.1-56 08 046.11 B8-9V
1818θ05 24 46.2-52 18 596.27 A0V 0.538.2
2020β05 47 17.1-51 03 593.85 A5V
2042γ05 49 49.7-56 10 004.51 K1III
2212δ06 10 17.9-54 58 074.81 B3III+O9V
2320ν06 22 55.8-56 22 125.61 Am
2412μ06 31 58.4-58 45 155.70 B9Ve t3.22.4
2550α06 48 11.4-61 56 293.27 A7IV

Revised+Historic NGC/IC, Version 22/9, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Galaxies
NameRADecTypebMagvMagDimDreyer DescriptionIdentification, Remarks
NGC 168004 48 33.7-47 49 00SBb14.413.61.2 × 0.5vF, S, R, r or st invESO 203-4, IRAS 04471-4754
NGC 170504 54 13.9-53 21 38E-S012.812.41.9 × 1.4pF, S, R, pmbMESO 158-13, AM 0453-532, IRAS 04531-5326
NGC 180305 05 26.5-49 34 03SBbc13.412.91.3 × 0.8F, S, R, vglbM, * 11 sf, ? nebESO 203-18, IRAS 05041-4938
NGC 193005 25 56.6-46 43 42SB013.412.41.9 × 1.2pF, S, R, bM, 4 B st pESO 253-4
NGC 199805 33 15.7-48 41 43S015.114.20.9 × 0.5vF, R, gbM, st s, f of 2ESO 204-15
NGC 200705 34 58.9-50 55 18Sc14.113.41.7 × 0.6eF, pL, RESO 204-19, AM 0533-505
NGC 200805 35 03.8-50 57 58Sc13.813.21.4 × 0.7eF, pL, R, vlbMESO 204-20, AM 0533-505, IRAS 05338-5059
NGC 208705 44 16.1-55 31 59SBa14.513.60.8 × 0.6eF, pS, R, vlbMESO 159-26, IRAS 05433-5533
NGC 210105 46 22.4-52 05 24IBm/P13.713.32 × 1.3eF, pS, R, 3 st 10 sfESO 205-1, AM 0545-520, IRAS 05451-5206
NGC 210405 47 04.2-51 33 11SBm13.212.72 × 0.9pB, pS, R, glbMESO 205-2, AM 0545-513, IRAS 05459-5133
NGC 2115 A05 51 19.8-50 35 00S0-a13.913.00.8 × 0.7eeF, vS, 3 st 10 spESO 205-6, AM 0550-503, IRAS 05501-5036
NGC 2115 B05 51 21.3-50 35 32S0-a16.015.10.6 × 0.5eeF, vS, 3 st 10 spESO 205-6A
NGC 214805 58 45.6-59 07 35Sb14.413.61.1 × 0.8eF, S, R, * 12 v nrESO 120-24, IRAS 05581-5907
NGC 215206 00 55.0-50 44 27SBa14.413.51.1 × 0.8eeF, R, * 15 attESO 205-15
NGC 217806 02 47.5-63 45 50E113.912.90.9 × 0.9eF, vS, RESO 86-53
NGC 220506 10 32.8-62 32 19E/SB013.712.71.4 × 0.9pF, S, R, bMESO 86-63, AM 0610-623
NGC 222106 20 15.8-57 34 43Sa14.113.22 × 0.5vF, lE, vgbM, p of 2ESO 121-24, AM 0619-573, IRAS 06194-5733
NGC 222206 20 16.8-57 32 00SBa14.213.31.2 × 0.3vF, lE, vgvlbM, f of 2ESO 121-25, AM 0619-573
NGC 229706 44 24.5-63 43 03SBbc13.412.71.9 × 1.5vF, S, R, vglbMESO 87-40, FAIR 256, IRAS 06440-6339

References

7«Der grosse Kosmos-Himmelsführer» von Ian Ridpath und Wil Tirion; Kosmos Verlag; ISBN 3-440-05787-9
9«Drehbare Sternkarte SIRIUS» von H. Suter-Haug; Hallwag-Verlag, Bern
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150IAU: The Constellations, 11. Oktober 2020; iau.org/public/themes/constellations
154Yale Bright Star Catalog, 15. Oktober 2020; tdc-www.harvard.edu/catalogs/bsc5.html
277«Historische Deep-Sky Kataloge» von Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke; klima-luft.de/steinicke (2021-02-17)