List of Stars in the Pictor Constellation

The Pictor constellation is a small group formed by only 3 main stars. There are currently 62 discovered stars in the region inside its perimeter. It is located in the first quadrant of the southern sky.

The constellation of Pictor represents a painter’s easel. It is one of the few constellations that was named in modern times.

Below you will find the full list of stars in the Pictor constellation and their names as well as some general information about each of them.

Here’s what each of the columns means.

Proper name: This is the common name we give to some of the most prominent stars in the sky. These names have been passed from ancient civilizations and they are usually of Greek or Arabic origin. Due to the number of stars in the universe, most stars discovered these days do not receive a proper name.

Name: The scientific, Latinized name for the star.

Designation: Abbreviation of the scientific name or designation if it doesn’t have one. It is based on the Bayer catalog of stars.

Distance: How far away from Earth the star is. Given in light-years.

Visible magnitude: The brightness of the star as seen from Earth. Also known as apparent magnitude.

Absolute magnitude: The true brightness of the star, regardless of the point of view.

Stellar classification: Classification of the star according to its electromagnetic characteristics.

Proper NameNameDesignationDistance (light-years)Visible magnitudeAbsolute magnitudeStellar classification
Alpha Pictorisα Pic99.003.300.83A7IV
Beta Pictorisβ Pic63.003.852.42A5V
Gamma Pictorisγ Pic174.004.500.87K1III
Delta Pictorisδ Pic1655.004.72−3.81B0.5IV
HD 42540HD 42540394.005.04−0.37K2/K3III
Eta2 Pictorisη2 Pic474.005.05−0.76M2IIIvar
HD 39640HD 39640264.005.160.61G8III
HD 46355HD 46355312.005.200.29K0III
HD 40292HD 40292114.005.292.58F0Ve…
Lambda Pictorisλ Pic343.005.300.19K0/K1III
HD 38871HD 38871460.005.31−0.44K0/K1II
Eta1 Pictorisη1 Pic85.005.373.28F2V
Zeta Pictorisζ Pic118.005.442.65F7III-IV
HD 36553HD 36553143.005.462.26G3IV
Iota Pictoris Aι Pic A121.005.582.73F0IV…
Nu Pictorisν Pic164.005.602.09Am
HD 41214HD 41214206.005.651.65A1m…
Mu Pictorisμ Pic724.005.69−1.04B9V
HD 45557HD 45557287.005.781.06A0V
HD 40733HD 407331264.005.81−2.13G8II
HD 45984HD 45984606.005.82−0.53K3III
HD 36734HD 36734468.005.860.07K3III
HD 39937HD 39937415.005.930.41F7IV
HD 34347HD 34347701.006.03−0.63K3III
HD 35765HD 35765532.006.090.03K1III
Kappa Pictorisκ Pic749.006.10−0.71B8/B9V
TX PictorisTX Pic522.006.100.08K2III
HD 40200HD 402001101.006.11−1.53B3V
HD 50571HD 50571108.006.113.51F7III-IV
AE PictorisAE Pic1148.006.15−1.58B3V
HD 39110HD 391101221.006.19−1.68K3III
AK PictorisAK Pic71.006.184.47G1/G2V
HD 33116HD 33116700.006.26−0.40M2III
Theta Pictorisθ Pic534.006.260.19A0V
HD 45796HD 45796710.006.26−0.43B6V
HD 45461HD 454611069.006.30−1.28M1III
HD 39547HD 39547883.006.32−0.84K0/K1III
R PictorisR Pic6700.006.35M2.5:IIe
HD 38458HD 38458266.006.381.82F0IIIn
HD 39312HD 393121405.006.38−1.79K1III
Iota Pictoris Bι Pic B105.006.423.89F0IV
HD 37226HD 37226183.006.422.67F8V
HD 37781HD 37781522.006.430.41A0V
HD 44120HD 44120119.006.443.64G1V
SW PictorisSW Pic825.006.45−0.61M4III
HD 29805HD 29805656.006.45−0.07K2III
HD 45701HD 45701104.006.453.94G3III/IV
HD 45450HD 45450319.006.471.52A3V
HD 34587HD 34587856.006.48−0.62K2III
HD 40665HD 40665720.006.48−0.24K5/M0III
S PictorisS Pic1330.006.50M7e
HD 33331HD 33331964.006.93B5III
HD 40307HD 4030742.007.176.63K2.5V
TV PictorisTV Pic634.007.44A2V
HD 41004HD 41004140.008.655.48K1V+M2
HD 41248HD 41248171.008.82G2V
Kapteyn’s StarKapteyn’s Star13.008.8910.92M1V
AB PictorisAB Pic148.009.215.87K2V
RR PictorisRR Pic12.50
TW PictorisTW Pic
PSR J0437-4715PSR J0437-4715509.80
WISE 0647-6232WISE 0647-6232Y1

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