Aries in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Aries is located within the western quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the White Tiger of the West (西方白虎, Xī Fāng Bái Hǔ).

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 白羊座 (bái yáng zuò), meaning "the white sheep constellation".

Stars[edit]

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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
White Tiger of the West (西方白虎) Lóu Bond Lóu Bond
β Ari[1]
婁宿一 Lóusùyī 1st star
婁宿距星 Lóusùjùxīng Separated star
婁宿中央大星 Lóusùzhōngyāngdàxīng Big star in the center
γ Ari[1] 婁宿二 Lóusùèr 2nd star
α Ari[1]
婁宿三 Lóusùsān 3rd star
婁宿东星 Lóusùdōngxīng Eastern star
ι Ari 娄宿增一 Lóusùzēngyī 1st additional star
λ Ari 娄宿增五 Lóusùzēngwǔ 5th additional star
10 Ari 娄宿增七 Lóusùzēngqī 7th additional star
11 Ari 娄宿增八 Lóusùzēngbā 8th additional star
14 Ari 娄宿增九 Lóusùzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
20 Ari 娄宿增十 Lóusùzēngshí 10th additional star
κ Ari 娄宿增十一 Lóusùzēngshíyī 11th additional star
η Ari 娄宿增十二 Lóusùzēngshíèr 12th additional star
θ Ari 娄宿增十三 Lóusùzēngshísān 13th additional star
15 Ari 娄宿增十四 Lóusùzēngshísì 14th additional star
19 Ari 娄宿增十五 Lóusùzēngshíwǔ 15th additional star
左更 Zuǒgēng Official in Charge of the Forest
ν Ari[2] 左更一 Zuǒgēngyī 1st star
μ Ari[2] 左更二 Zuǒgēngèr 2nd star
ο Ari[2] 左更三 Zuǒgēngsān 3rd star
σ Ari[2] 左更四 Zuǒgēngsì 4th star
π Ari[2] 左更五 Zuǒgēngwu 5th star
26 Ari 左更增一 Zuǒgēngzēngyī 1st additional star
40 Ari 左更增二 Zuǒgēngzēngèr 2nd additional star
44 Ari 左更增三 Zuǒgēngzēngsān 3rd additional star
ρ³ Ari 左更增四 Zuǒgēngzēngsì 4th additional star
45 Ari 左更增五 Zuǒgēngzēngwǔ 5th additional star
47 Ari 左更增六 Zuǒgēngzēngliù 6th additional star
ε Ari 左更增七 Zuǒgēngzēngqī 7th additional star
HD 17918 左更增八 Zuǒgēngzēngbā 8th additional star
右更[3] Yòugèng Official in Charge of Pasturing 54 Cet[4] 右更增三 Yòugèngzēngsān 3rd additional star
Wèi Stomach Wèi Stomach
35 Ari
胃宿一 Wèisùyī 1st star
胃宿距星a Wèisùjùxīng Separated star
胃宿西南星 Wèisùxīnánxīng Southwestern star
39 Ari 胃宿二 Wèisùèr 2nd star
41 Ari 胃宿三 Wèisùsān 3rd star
52 Ari 胃宿增四 Wèisùzēngsì 4th additional star
33 Ari 胃宿增五 Wèisùzēngwǔ 5th additional star
天囷[3] Tiānqūn Circular Celestial Granary
ξ Ari 天囷增七 Tiānqūnzēngqī 7th additional star
31 Ari 天囷增八 Tiānqūnzēngbā 8th additional star
85 Cet[5] 天囷增九 Tiānqūnzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
Mǎo Hairy Head
天河 Tiānhé Celestial River 62 Ari 天河 Tiānhé (One star of)
天陰 Tiānyīn Yin Force
63 Ari 天陰一 Tiānyīnyī 1st star
ζ Ari[6] 天陰二 Tiānyīnèr 2nd star
τ Ari[6] 天陰三 Tiānyīnsān 3rd star
δ Ari[6] 天陰四 Tiānyīnsì 4th star
65 Ari 天陰五 Tiānyīnwǔ 5th star
54 Ari 天陰增一 Tiānyīnzēngyī 1st additional star
64 Ari 天陰增二 Tiānyīnzēngèr 2nd additional star
HD 19549 天陰增五 Tiānyīnzēngwǔ 5th additional star

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (in Chinese) AEEA (Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy) 天文教育資訊網 2006 年 5 月 20 日
  2. ^ a b c d e (in Chinese) AEEA (Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy) 天文教育資訊網 2006 年 5 月 21 日
  3. ^ a b this is not original mansion for this constellation and listing is only for additional stars
  4. ^ the star is actually located in the constellation of Aries near the border of Cetus and Pisces
  5. ^ the star is actually located in the constellation of Aries near the border of Cetus
  6. ^ a b c (in Chinese) AEEA (Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy) 天文教育資訊網 2006 年 5 月 22 日

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