Pictor is one of the newer constellations. It is supposed to be a painters easel.

For the Observer

Autumn and Winter Skies

Alpha Pictoris (06h 48.1m -61&deg56') is a 3.2 magnitude classA5 star 16 light years distant.

Beta Pictoris (05h 47.1m -51°03') is a 3.8 magnitude class A5 star 24 light years distant.

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