|English name||Painter's Easel|
|alpha Pictoris||magn. 3,3||RA: 06h 48m 11.46s||Dec: -61° 56' 29.6"|
|Description||Weak constellation situated to the west of Canopus, the principal star of Carina.
It doesn't contain any interesting objects.
|The constellation was drawn by Nicolas Louis de La Caille in 1756. At first the French astronomer called it Equuleus Pictoris, that is painter's easel (on the contrary, Pictor simply means painter).|