Aquarius in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Aquarius is located within the northern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武, Běi Fāng Xuán Wǔ).

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 寶瓶座 (bǎo píng zuò), meaning "the precious pitcher constellation".

Stars[edit]

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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武) Girl Girl
ε Aqr[1]
女宿一 Nǚsùyī 1st star
女宿距星 Nǚsùjùxīng Separated star
女宿西南星 Nǚsùxīnánxīng Southwestern star
μ Aqr [1] 女宿二 Nǚsùèr 2nd star
4 Aqr 女宿三 Nǚsùsān 3rd star
3 Aqr 女宿四 Nǚsùsì 4th star
5 Aqr 女宿增一 Nǚsùzēngyī 1st additional star
11 Aqr 女宿增二 Nǚsùzēngèr 2nd additional star
10 Aqr 女宿增三 Nǚsùzēngsān 3rd additional star
12 Aqr 女宿增四 Nǚsùzēngsì 4th additional star
7 Aqr 女宿增五 Nǚsùzēngwǔ 5th additional star
離珠 Lízhū Pearls on Ladies' Wear 1 Aqr 離珠三 Lízhūsān 3rd star
Emptiness Emptiness
β Aqr[2]
虚宿一 Xūsùyī 1st star
虚宿距星 Xūsùjùxīng Separated star
虚宿南星 Xūsùnánxīng Southern star
15 Aqr 虚宿增五 Xūsùzēngwǔ 5th additional star
16 Aqr 虚宿增六 Xūsùzēngliù 6th additional star
21 Aqr 虚宿增七 Xūsùzēngqī 7th additional star
20 Aqr 虚宿增八 Xūsùzēngbā 8th additional star
司命 Sīmìng Deified Judge of Life
24 Aqr[3] 司命一 Sīmìngyī 1st star
26 Aqr 司命二 Sīmìngèr 2nd star
司祿 Sīlù Deified Judge of Rank 25 Aqr 司祿二 Sīlùèr 2nd star
哭| Crying
38 Aqr 哭二 Kūèr 2nd star
37 Aqr 哭增四 Kūzēngsì 4th addition star
Weeping
ρ Aqr[4] 泣一 Qìyī 1st star
θ Aqr[4] 泣二 Qìèr 2nd star
30 Aqr 泣增一 Qìzēngyī 1st additional star
36 Aqr 泣增二 Qìzēngèr 2nd additional star
天壘城 Tiānlěichéng Celestial Ramparts
ξ Aqr[2] 天壘城一 Tiānlěichéngyī 1st star
18 Aqr 天壘城六 Tiānlěichéngliù 6th star
9 Aqr 天壘城八 Tiānlěichéngbā 8th star
8 Aqr 天壘城九 Tiānlěichéngjiǔ 9th star
ν Aqr[2] 天壘城十 Tiānlěichéngshí 10th star
14 Aqr 天壘城十一 Tiānlěichéngshíyī 11th star
17 Aqr 天壘城十二 Tiānlěichéngshíèr 12th star
19 Aqr 天壘城十三 Tiānlěichéngshísān 13th star
Wēi Rooftop Wēi Rooftop
α Aqr[5]
危宿一 Wēisùyī 1st star
危宿距星 Wēisùjùxīng Separated star
危宿南星 Wēisùnánxīng Southern star
28 Aqr 危宿增四 Wēisùzēngsì 4th additional star
墳墓 Fénmù Tomb
ζ1 Aqr and ζ2 Aqr[5] 墳墓一 Fénmùyī 1st star
γ Aqr[5] 墳墓二 Fénmùèr 2nd star
η Aqr[5] 墳墓三 Fénmùsān 3rd star
π Aqr[5] 墳墓四 Fénmùsì 4th star
60 Aqr 墳墓增四 Fénmùzēngsì 4th additional star
蓋屋 Gàiwū Roofing
ο Aqr[5] 蓋屋一 Gàiwūyī 1st star
32 Aqr 蓋屋二 Gàiwūèr 2nd star
虛梁 Xūliáng Temple
44 Aqr 虛梁一 Xūliángyī 1st star
51 Aqr 虛梁二 Xūliángèr 2nd star
κ Aqr[6]
虛梁三 Xūliángsān 3rd star
三公 Sāngōng Three leaders
HD 216953[3] 虛梁四 Xūliángsì 4th star
Shì Encampment 壘壁陣 Lěibìzhèn Line of Ramparts
ι Aqr[7] 壘壁陣五 Lěibìzhènwu 5th star
σ Aqr[7] 壘壁陣六 Lěibìzhènliù 6th star
λ Aqr[7] 壘壁陣七 Lěibìzhènqī 7th star
φ Aqr[7] 壘壁陣九 Lěibìzhènbā 8th star
54 Aqr 壘壁陣增一 Lěibìzhènzēngyī 1st additional star
67 Aqr 壘壁陣增二 Lěibìzhènzēngèr 2nd additional star
78 Aqr 壘壁陣增三 Lěibìzhènzēngsān 3rd additional star
羽林軍 Yǔlínjūn Palace Guard
29 Aqr 羽林軍一 Yǔlínjūnyī 1st star
35 Aqr 羽林軍二 Yǔlínjūnèr 2nd star
41 Aqr 羽林軍三 Yǔlínjūnsān 3rd star
47 Aqr 羽林軍四 Yǔlínjūnsì 4th star
49 Aqr 羽林軍五 Yǔlínjūnwu 5th star
υ Aqr[7] 羽林軍十一 Yǔlínjūnshíyī 11th star
68 Aqr 羽林軍十二 Yǔlínjūnshíèr 12th star
66 Aqr 羽林軍十三 Yǔlínjūnshísān 13th star
61 Aqr[3] 羽林軍十四 Yǔlínjūnshísì 14th star
53 Aqr 羽林軍十五 Yǔlínjūnshíwu 15th star
56 Aqr 羽林軍十六 Yǔlínjūnshíliù 16th star
50 Aqr 羽林軍十七 Yǔlínjūnshíqī 17th star
45 Aqr 羽林軍十八 Yǔlínjūnshíbā 18th star
58 Aqr 羽林軍十九 Yǔlínjūnshíjiǔ 19th star
64 Aqr[3] 羽林軍二十 Yǔlínjūnèrshí 20th star
65 Aqr[3] 羽林軍二十一 Yǔlínjūnèrshíyī 21st star
70 Aqr 羽林軍二十二 Yǔlínjūnèrshíèr 22nd star
74 Aqr 羽林軍二十三 Yǔlínjūnèrshísān 23rd star
τ2 Aqr[7] 羽林軍二十四 Yǔlínjūnèrshísì 24th star
τ1 Aqr[7] 羽林軍二十五 Yǔlínjūnèrshíwu 25th star
δ Aqr[7] 羽林軍二十六 Yǔlínjūnèrshíliù 26th star
77 Aqr 羽林軍二十七 Yǔlínjūnèrshíqī 27th star
88 Aqr 羽林軍二十八 Yǔlínjūnèrshíbā 28th star
89 Aqr 羽林軍二十九 Yǔlínjūnèrshíjiǔ 29th star
86 Aqr 羽林軍三十 Yǔlínjūnsānshí 30th star
101 Aqr 羽林軍三十一 Yǔlínjūnsānshíyī 31st star
100 Aqr 羽林軍三十二 Yǔlínjūnsānshíèr 32nd star
99 Aqr 羽林軍三十三 Yǔlínjūnsānshísān 33rd star
98 Aqr 羽林軍三十四 Yǔlínjūnsānshísì 34th star
97 Aqr 羽林軍三十五 Yǔlínjūnsānshíwu 35th star
94 Aqr 羽林軍三十六 Yǔlínjūnsānshíliù 36th star
ψ3 Aqr[7] 羽林軍三十七 Yǔlínjūnsānshíqī 37th star
ψ2 Aqr[7] 羽林軍三十八 Yǔlínjūnsānshíbā 38th star
ψ1 Aqr[7] 羽林軍三十九 Yǔlínjūnsānshíjiǔ 39th star
87 Aqr[3] 羽林軍四十 Yǔlínjūnsìshí 40th star
85 Aqr[3] 羽林軍四十一 Yǔlínjūnsìshíyī 41st star
83 Aqr 羽林軍四十二 Yǔlínjūnsìshíèr 42nd star
χ Aqr[7] 羽林軍四十三 Yǔlínjūnsìshísān 43rd star
ω1 Aqr[7] 羽林軍四十四 Yǔlínjūnsìshísì 44th star
ω2 Aqr[7] 羽林軍四十五 Yǔlínjūnsìshíwu 45th star
鈇鉞 Fūyuè Axe
103 Aqr 鈇鉞一 Fūyuèyī 1st star
106 Aqr 鈇鉞二 Fūyuèèr 2nd star
108 Aqr 鈇鉞三 Fūyuèsān 3rd star
104 Aqr 鈇鉞增一 Fūyuèzēngyī 1st additional star
107 Aqr 鈇鉞增二 Fūyuèzēngèr 2nd additional star

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