Tail (Chinese constellation)

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Wěi Xiù map

The Tail mansion (尾宿, pinyin: Wěi Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the eastern mansions of the Azure Dragon.

Asterisms[edit]

English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars Representing
Tail Scorpius 9 Azure Dragon's tail, refer to the temple
Changing Room 神宮 Scorpius 1 Changing rooms in the temple
Tortoise Ara 5 Galaxy in the turtle, refer to the good and bad
Celestial River 天江 Ophiuchus 4 The silver-river-shaped galaxy
Fuyue 傅說 Scorpius 1 Fu Yue was a former slave that became a high-ranking minister to Shang Dynasty ruler, Wu Ding
Fish Scorpius 1 Fish in the galaxy

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