Cancer in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Cancer is located within the southern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the Vermilion Bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què).

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 巨蟹座 (jù xiè zuò), meaning "the giant crab constellation".

Stars[edit]

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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
Vermilion Bird of the South (南方朱雀) Jǐng Well 水位 Shuǐwèi Water Level
8 Cnc 水位三 Shuǐwèisān 3rd star
ζ1 Cnc[1] 水位四 Shuǐwèisì 4th star
μ2 Cnc 水位增六 Shuǐwèizēngliù 6th additional star
3 Cnc 水位增七 Shuǐwèizēngqī 7th additional star
5 Cnc 水位增八 Shuǐwèizēngbā 8th additional star
1 Cnc 水位增九 Shuǐwèizēngjiǔ 9th additional star
12 Cnc 水位增十一 Shuǐwèizēngshíyī 11th additional star
Guǐ Ghost Guǐ Ghost
θ Cnc[1]
鬼宿一 Guǐsùyī 1st star
鬼宿距星 Guǐsùjùxīng Separated star
鬼宿西南星 Guǐsùxīnánxīng Southwestern star
屏南星 Bǐngnánxīng Star of folding screen in the south
η Cnc[1]
鬼宿二 Guǐsùèr 2nd star
鬼宿西北星 Guǐsùxīběixīng Northwestern star
γ Cnc[1]
鬼宿三 Guǐsùsān 3rd star
鬼宿东北星 Guǐsùdōngběixīng Northeastern star
军井西南星 Jūnjǐngxīnánxīng Star in the southwest of Military Well constellation
δ Cnc[1]
鬼宿四 Guǐsùsì 4th star
鬼宿东南星 Guǐsùdōngnánxīng Southeastern star
35 Cnc 鬼宿增一 Guǐsùzēngyī 1st additional star
20 Cnc 鬼位增二 Guǐsùzēngèr 2nd additional star
25 Cnc 鬼位增三 Guǐsùzēngsān 3rd additional star
29 Cnc 鬼位增四 Guǐsùzēngsì 4th additional star
27 Cnc 鬼位增五 Guǐsùzēngwǔ 5th additional star
45 Cnc 鬼宿增六 Guǐsùzēngliù 6th additional star
50 Cnc 鬼位增七 Guǐsùzēngqī 7th additional star
54 Cnc 鬼位增八 Guǐsùzēngbā 8th additional star
52 Cnc 鬼位增九 Guǐsùzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
ο1 Cnc 鬼位增十 Guǐsùzēngshí 10th additional star
ο2 Cnc 鬼宿增十一 Guǐsùzēngshíyī 11th additional star
68 Cnc 鬼位增十二 Guǐsùzēngshíèr 12th additional star
71 Cnc 鬼位增十三 Guǐsùzēngshísān 13th additional star
78 Cnc 鬼位增十四 Guǐsùzēngshísì 14th additional star
83 Cnc 鬼位增十五 Guǐsùzēngshíwǔ 15th additional star
82 Cnc 鬼位增十六 Guǐsùzēngshíliù 16th additional star
25 Cnc 鬼位增十九 Guǐsùzēngshíjiǔ 19th additional star
積尸 Jīshī Cumulative Corpses
M44[1]
積尸 Jīshī (One star of)
积尸气 Jīshīqì Cloud of Cumulative Corpses
天尸 Tiānshī Celestial corpses
39 Cnc 積尸增一 Jīshīzēngyī 1st additional star
42 Cnc 積尸增二 Jīshīzēngèr 2nd additional star
ε Cnc 積尸增三 Jīshīzēngsān 3rd additional star
Guàn Beacon Fire
ψ Cnc[1] 爟一 Guànyī 1st star
λ Cnc[1] 爟二 Guànèr 2nd star
φ1 Cnc[1] 爟三 Guànsān 3rd star
15 Cnc 爟四 Guànsì 4th star
4 Cnc 爟增一 Guànzēngyī 1st additional star
ω Cnc 爟增二 Guànzēngèr 2nd additional star
11 Cnc 爟增三 Guànzēngsān 3rd additional star
13 Cnc 爟增五 Guànzēngwǔ 5th additional star
χ Cnc 爟增六 Guànzēngliù 6th additional star
φ2 Cnc 爟增八 Guànzēngbā 8th additional star
24 Cnc 爟增九 Guànzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
28 Cnc 爟增十 Guànzēngshí 10th additional star
υ1 Cnc 爟增十一 Guànzēngshíyī 11th additional star
[2] Liǔ Willow [2] Liǔ Willow
κ Cnc 柳位增二 Liǔsùzēngèr 2nd additional star
α Cnc 柳位增三 Liǔsùzēngsān 3rd additional star
60 Cnc 柳位增四 Liǔsùzēngsì 4th additional star
49 Cnc 柳位增五 Liǔsùzēngwǔ 5th additional star
37 Cnc 柳宿增六 Liǔsùzēngliù 6th additional star
36 Cnc 柳位增七 Liǔsùzēngqī 7th additional star
34 Cnc 柳位增八 Liǔsùzēngbā 8th additional star
21 Cnc 柳位增九 Liǔsùzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
β Cnc 柳位增十 Liǔsùzēngshí 10th additional star
HD 69478 鬼宿增十一 Liǔsùzēngshíyī 11th additional star
[2] Xīng Star 軒轅[2] Xuānyuán Xuānyuán
66 Cnc 軒轅增四 Xuānyuánzēngsì 4th additional star
σ3 Cnc 軒轅增五 Xuānyuánzēngwǔ 5th additional star
σ2 Cnc 軒轅增六 Xuānyuánzēngliù 6th additional star
σ1 Cnc 軒轅增七 Xuānyuánzēngqī 7th additional star
HD 73508 軒轅增九 Xuānyuánzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
HD 73427 軒轅增十 Xuānyuánzēngshí 10th additional star
46 Cnc 軒轅增十一 Xuānyuánzēngshíyī 11th additional star
57 Cnc 軒轅增十二 Xuānyuánzēngshíèr 12th additional star
61 Cnc 軒轅增十三 Xuānyuánzēngshísān 13th additional star
τ Cnc 軒轅增十四 Xuānyuánzēngshísì 14th additional star
75 Cnc 軒轅增十五 Xuānyuánzēngshíwǔ 15th additional star
70 Cnc 軒轅增十六 Xuānyuánzēngshíliù 16th additional star
67 Cnc 軒轅增十七 Xuānyuánzēngshíqī 17th additional star
ρ2 Cnc 軒轅增十八 Xuānyuánzēngbā 18th additional star
ρ1 Cnc 軒轅增十九 Xuānyuánzēngjiǔ 19th additional star
53 Cnc 軒轅增二十一 Xuānyuánzēngèrshíyī 21st additional star
ι Cnc B 軒轅增二十二 Xuānyuánzēngèrshíyī 22nd additional star
ν Cnc 軒轅增二十三 Xuānyuánzēngèrshísān 23rd additional star
ξ Cnc 軒轅增二十四 Xuānyuánzēngèrshísì 24th additional star
79 Cnc 軒轅增五十八 Xuānyuánzēngwǔshíbā 58th additional star

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i (in Chinese) AEEA (Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy) 天文教育資訊網 2006 年 5 月 27 日
  2. ^ a b c d this is not original mansion for this constellation and listing is only for additional stars

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