Abbreviation:  And
English Name:  The Chained Maiden
Genitive: Alpheratz
Hemisphere:  Northern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Cassiopeia and Pegasus.
Visible between latitudes:  
+90 and -40 degrees
Best season: Autumn
Seen in three seasons: Summer, Autumn & Winter
Best seen in:  October/November
Seen between: August and December
Right Ascension (RA):  01 hour
Declination (DEC):  +40 degrees
Area (square degrees):  772 (19th)

Pictor (The Painter’s Easel)

  • It’s a small and faint constellation in the southern sky; located the bright star; Canopus and the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
  • Four stars have been found to have extrasolar planets there.

Messier Objects

  • No Messier Objects in Pictor.

Features of Interest

Named Stars

  • Alpheratz


  • Photo of the constellation; Pictor, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
  • Sky Chart  – Pictor
  • List of stars in Pictor.


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