Capricornus in Chinese astronomy

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

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 摩羯座 (mó jié zuò), meaning "the rub ram constellation".

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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
The Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武) Niú Ox Niú Ox
β1 Cap[1]
牛宿一 Niúsùyī 1st star
牛宿距星 Niúsùjùxīng Separated star
牛宿中央大星 Niúsùdàzhōngyāngxīng Big center star
牛宿中大星 Niúsùdàzhōngxīng Big center star
α2 Cap[1] 牛宿二 Niúsùèr 2nd star
ξ2 Cap[1] 牛宿三 Niúsùsān 3rd star
π Cap[1] 牛宿四 Niúsùsì 4th star
ο Cap[1] 牛宿五 Niúsùwu 5th star
ρ Cap[1]
牛宿六 Niúsùliù 6th star
牛宿南星 Niúnánxīng Southern star
牛宿下左星 Niúsùxiàzuǒxīng Left lower star
ξ1 Cap 牛宿增四 Niúsùzēngsì 4th additional star
3 Cap 牛宿增五 Niúsùzēngwǔ 5th additional star
α1 Cap 牛宿增六 Niúsùzēngliù 6th additional star
ν Cap 牛宿增七 Niúsùzēngqī 7th additional star
σ Cap 牛宿增八 Niúsùzēngbā 8th additional star
4 Cap 牛宿增九 Niúsùzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
HD 192310 牛宿增十 Niúsùzēngshí 10th additional star
β2 Cap 牛宿增十二 Niúsùzēngshíèr 12th additional star
HD 194960 牛宿增十四 Niúsùzēngshísì 14th additional star
天田 Tiāntián Celestial Farmland
ω Cap[2] 天田二 Tiāntiánèr 2nd star
24 Cap 天田三 Tiāntiánsān 3rd star
ψ Cap[2] 天田四 Tiāntiánsì 4th star
羅堰 Luóyàn Network of Dykes
τ Cap[2] 羅堰一 Luóyànyī 1st star
υ Cap[2] 羅堰二 Luóyànèr 2nd star
17 Cap[2] 羅堰三 Luóyànsān 3rd star
13 Cap 羅堰增一 Luóyànzēngyī 1st additional star
Girl 十二國 Shíèrguó Twelve States[3]
φ Cap[4] Chǔ (One star of) Chu province
ι Cap[4] 代一 Dàiyī 1st star of Dai province
38 Cap 代二 Dàièr 2nd star of Dai province
37 Cap 代增一 Dàizēngyī 1st additional star of Dai province
41 Cap 代增二 Dàizēngèr 2nd additional of Dai province
35 Cap Hán (One star of) Han province
36 Cap Jìn (One star of) Jin province
χ Cap[4] (One star of) Qi province
θ Cap[4] 秦一 Qínyī 1st star of Qin province
30 Cap 秦二 Qínèr 2nd star of Qin province
33 Cap Wèi (One star of) Wei province
ζ Cap[4] Yān (One star of) Yan province
19 Cap Yuè (One star of) Yue province
26 Cap 趙一 Zhàoyī 1st star of Zhao province
27 Cap 趙二 Zhàoèr 2nd star of Zhao province
20 Cap Zhèng (One star of) Zheng province
η Cap[4] 周一 Zhōuyī 1st star of Zhou province
21 Cap 周二 Zhōuèr 2nd star of Zhou province
Emptiness Crying
μ Cap[5] 哭一 Kūyī 1st star
42 Cap 哭增一 Kūzēngyī 1st additional star
44 Cap 哭增二 Kūzēngèr 2nd additional star
45 Cap 哭增三 Kūzēngsān 3rd additional star
天壘城 Tiānlěichéng Celestial Rampart
46 Cap 天壘城二 Tiānlěichéngèr 2nd star
47 Cap 天壘城三 Tiānlěichéngsān 3rd star
λ Cap[6] 天壘城四 Tiānlěichéngsì 4th star
50 Cap 天壘城五 Tiānlěichéngwu 5th star
29 Cap 天壘城七 Tiānlěichéngqī 7th star
Shì Encampment 壘壁陣 Lěibìzhèn Line of Ramparts
κ Cap[7] 壘壁陣一 Lěibìzhènyī 1st star
ε Cap[7] 壘壁陣二 Lěibìzhènèr 2nd star
γ Cap[7]
壘壁陣三 Lěibìzhènsān 3rd star
哭星 Kūxīng Star of crying
δ Cap[7]
壘壁陣四 Lěibìzhènsì 4th star
壘壁陣西第四星 Lěibìxīdìsìxīng 4th star in west row
哭星 Kūxīng Star of crying
HD 205705 壘壁陣增八 Lěibìzhènzēngbā 8th additional star

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