Centaurus (Chinese astronomy)

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The modern constellation Centaurus lies across two of the quadrants symbolized by the The Azure Dragon of the East (東方青龍, Dōng Fāng Qīng Lóng) and The Vermillion Bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què),[1] and The Southern Asterisms (近南極星區, Jìnnánjíxīngōu)

According to the quadrant, possibly constellation Centaurus in Chinese sky not fully seen. Hadar (Beta Centauri) is bright star in this constellation that possibly never seen in Chinese sky.

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 半人馬座 (bàn rén mǎ zuò), meaning "the centaur constellation".

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The map of Chinese constellation in constellation Centaurus area consists of :

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
The Azure Dragon of the East (東方青龍) Jiǎo Horn 庫樓 Kùlóu Arsenal
ζ Cen[2] 庫樓一 Kùlóuyī 1st star
η Cen[2] 庫樓二 Kùlóuèr 2nd star
θ Cen[2] 庫樓三 Kùlóusān 3rd star
2 Cen 庫樓四 Kùlóusì 4th star
d Cen[3] 庫樓五 Kùlóuwǔ 5th star
ξ1 Cen[2] 庫樓六 Kùlóuliù 6th star
γ Cen[2] 庫樓七 Kùlóuqī 7th star
τ Cen[2] 庫樓五 Kùlóubā 8th star
D Cen 庫樓九 Kùlóujiǔ 9th star
σ Cen[2] 庫樓十 Kùlóushí 10th star
ω Cen 庫樓增一 Kùlóuzēngyī 1st additional star
Zhǔ Pillars
υ2 Cen[2] 柱一 Zhǔyī 1st star
υ1 Cen[2] 柱二 Zhǔèr 2nd star
a Cen[3] 柱五 Zhǔwǔ 5th star
ψ Cen[2] 柱六 Zhǔliù 6th star
4 Cen 柱七 Zhǔqī 7th star
3 Cen 柱八 Zhǔbā 8th star
1 Cen 柱九 Zhǔjiǔ 9th star
ι Cen[2]
柱十一 Zhǔshíyī 11th star
库楼西北星 Kùlóuxīběixīng Star in the northwest of Arsenal constellation
库楼距星 Kùlóujùxīng Separated star of Arsenal constellation
Héng Railing
ν Cen[2] 衡一 Héngyī 1st star
μ Cen[2] 衡二 Héngèr 2nd star
φ Cen[2] 衡三 Héngsān 3rd star
χ Cen[2] 衡四 Héngsì 4th star
南門 Nánmén Southern Gate
ε Cen[2] 南門一 Nánményī 1st star
α Cen[2] 南門二 Nánménèr 2nd star
R Cen 南門增一 Nánménzēngyī 1st additional star
Kàng Neck 陽門 Yángmén Gate of Yang
b Cen[3] 陽門一 Yángményī 1st star
c1 Cen 陽門二 Yángménèr 2nd star
Root 騎官 Qíguān Imperial Guards κ Cen[2] 騎官三 Qíguānsān 3rd star
- 近南極星區 (non-mansions) Jìnnánjíxīngōu (non-mansions) The Southern Asterisms (non-mansions)
海山 Hǎishān Sea and Mountain λ Cen[4] 海山五 Hǎishānwu 5th star
馬尾 Mǎwěi Horse's Tail
G Cen 馬尾一 Mǎwěiyī 1st star
ρ Cen[5] 馬尾二 Mǎwěièr 2nd star
δ Cen[5]
馬尾三 Mǎwěisān 3rd star
水府西星 Shuǐfǔxīxīng Star in the west of Irrigation Official constellation
馬腹 Mǎfù Horse's Abdomen β Cen[5] 馬腹一 Mǎfùyī 1st star

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