the Painter

A modern constellation created between 1750-1754 by Nicolas Louis de La Caille from stars found between Columba, the dove, and Carina, the keel. The original name of the constellation was Equuleus Pictoris, the Painter's Easel. Lying in the southern sky, the constellation is visible for those living in the Southern Hemisphere and extreme southerly latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.