Delphinus in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Delphinus 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 海豚座 (hǎi tún zuò), meaning "the dolphin constellation".


The map of Chinese constellation in constellation Delphinus 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 敗瓜 Bàiguā Rotten Gourd
ε Del[1] 敗瓜一 Bàiguāyī 1st star
η Del[1] 敗瓜二 Bàiguāèr 2nd star
θ Del[1] 敗瓜三 Bàiguāsān 3rd star
ι Del[1] 敗瓜四 Bàiguāsì 4th star
κ Del[1] 敗瓜五 Bàiguāwu 5th star
1 Del 敗瓜增一 Bàiguāzēngyī 1st additional star
14 Del 敗瓜增二 Bàiguāzēngèr 2nd additional star
13 Del 敗瓜增三 Bàiguāzēngsān 3rd additional star
瓠瓜 Hùguā Good Gourd
α Del[1] 瓠瓜一 Hùguāyī 1st star
γ2 Del[1] 瓠瓜二 Hùguāèr 2nd star
δ Del[1] 瓠瓜三 Hùguāsān 3rd star
β Del[1] 瓠瓜四 Hùguāsì 4th star
ζ Del[1] 瓠瓜五 Hùguāwu 5th star
10 Del 瓠瓜增一 Hùguāzēngyī 1st additional star
15 Del 瓠瓜增二 Hùguāzēngèr 2nd additional star
16 Del 瓠瓜增三 Hùguāzēngsān 3rd additional star
17 Del 瓠瓜增四 Hùguāzēngsì 4th additional star
HD 196775 瓠瓜增六 Hùguāzēngliù 6th additional star
γ1 Del 瓠瓜增七 Hùguāzēngqī 7th additional star
[2] Emptiness 司非[2] Sīfēi Deified Judge of Right and Wrong 18 Del 司非增二 Sīfēizēngèr 2nd additional star

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j (in Chinese) AEEA (Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy) 天文教育資訊網 2006 年 7 月 4 日
  2. ^ a b this is not original mansion for this constellation and listing is only for additional stars

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