Pictor is one of fourteen southern constellations created by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille
in 1756 as a result of his observations of ten thousand southern stars, but not introduced to the public until the posthumous publication of his work in 1763.
Historical Maps of Pictor
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)
Modern Map of Pictor
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Constellations Bordering Pictor
Caelum, Carina, Columba, Dorado, Puppis, Volans
Stars in Pictor
Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.