Canes Venatici in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Canes Venatici is located in Three Enclosures (三垣, Sān Yuán)

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 獵犬座 (liè quǎn zuò), meaning "the hound constellation".


Enclosures Enclosure (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
Three Enclosures (三垣) 紫微垣 Zǐ Wēi Yuán Purple Forbidden enclosure 三公 Sāngōng Three Excellencies
M51[1] 三公一 Sāngōngyī 1st star
24 CVn[2] 三公二 Sāngōngèr 2nd star
21 CVn[2] 三公三 Sāngōngsān 3rd star
Xiāng Prime Minister
5 CVn[2] Xiāng (One star of)
3 CVn 相增二 Xiāngzēngèr 2nd additional star
11 CVn 相增三 Xiāngzēngsān 3rd additional star
太微垣 Tài Wēi Yuán Supreme Palace enclosure 常陳 Chángchén Imperial Guards
α1 CVn and α2 CVn[3] 常陳一 Chángchényī 1st star
10 CVn 常陳二 Chángchénèr 2nd star
9 CVn 常陳三 Chángchénsān 3rd star
β CVn[3] 常陳四 Chángchénsì 4th star
6 CVn 常陳五 Chángchénwu 5th star
2 CVn 常陳六 Chángchénliù 6th star
4 CVn 常陳增一 Chángchénzēngyī 1st additional star
18 CVn 常陳增二 Chángchénzēngèr 2nd additional star
20 CVn 常陳增三 Chángchénzēngsān 3rd additional star
16 CVn 常陳增四 Chángchénzēngsì 4th additional star
15 CVn 常陳增五 Chángchénzēngwǔ 5th additional star
17 CVn 常陳增六 Chángchénzēngliù 6th additional star
HD 114357 常陳增五 Chángchénzēngwǔ 5th additional star

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