Draco in Chinese astronomy

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The modern constellation Draco lies across one of the quadrants symbolized by the The Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武, Běi Fāng Xuán Wǔ), and Three Enclosures (三垣, Sān Yuán), that divide the sky in traditional Chinese uranography.

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 天龍座 (tiān lóng zuò), meaning "the heaven dragon constellation".

Stars[edit]

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

Four Symbols / Enclosures Mansion / 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
四輔[1] Sìfǔ Four Advisors HD 81817[2] 四輔增一 Sìfǔzēngyǐ 1st additional star
天乙 Tiānyǐ Celestial Great One 10 Dra 天乙 Tiānyǐ (One star of)
太乙 Tàiyǐ First Great One HD 119476 太乙 Tàiyǐ (One star of)
紫微左垣 Zǐwēizuǒyuán Left Wall
ι Dra[3]
紫微左垣一 Zǐwēizuǒyuányī 1st star
左樞 Zuǒshū The Left Pivot
θ Dra[3]
紫微左垣二 Zǐwēizuǒyuánèr 2nd star
上宰 Shǎngzǎi The First Premier
η Dra[3]
紫微左垣三 Zǐwēizuǒyuánsān 3rd star
少宰 Shǎozǎi The Second Premier
ζ Dra[3]
紫微左垣四 Zǐwēizuǒyuánsì 4th star
上弼 Shǎngbì The First Minister
υ Dra[3]
紫微左垣五 Zǐwēizuǒyuánwu 5th star
少弼 Shǎobì The First Minister
73 Dra
紫微左垣六 Zǐwēizuǒyuánliù 6th star
上衛 Shǎngwèi The First Imperial Guard
紫微左垣 Zǐwēiyòuyuán Right Wall
α Dra[4]
紫微右垣一 Zǐwēiyòuyuányī 1st star
右樞 Yòushū The Right Pivot
κ Dra[4]
紫微右垣二 Zǐwēiyòuyuánèr 2nd star
少尉 Shǎowèi The Second Chief Judge
λ Dra[4]
紫微右垣三 Zǐwēiyòuyuánsān 3rd star
上輔 Shǎngfǔ The First Minister
6 Dra 少尉增一 Shǎowèizēngyī 1st additional star of The Second Chief Judge
4 Dra 少尉增二 Shǎowèizēngèr 2nd additional star of The Second Chief Judge
2 Dra 上輔增一 Shǎngfǔzēngyī 1st additional star of The First Minister
3 Dra 上輔增二 Shǎngfǔzēngèr 2nd additional star of The First Minister
陰德 Yīndé Hidden Virtue
HD 91190 陰德一 Yīndéyī 1st star
HD 91114 陰德二 Yīndéèr 2nd star
尚書 Shàngshū Royal Secretary
ω Dra[3] 尚書一 Shàngshūyī 1st star
15 Dra 尚書二 Shàngshūèr 2nd star
18 Dra 尚書三 Shàngshūsān 3rd star
HD 148293 尚書四 Shàngshūsì 4th star
19 Dra 尚書五 Shàngshūwu 5th star
20 Dra 尚書增二 Shàngshūzēngèr 2nd additional star
女史 Nǚshǐ Female Protocol ψ Dra[3] 女史 Nǚshǐ (One star of)
柱史 Zhùshǐ Official of Royal Archives
φ Dra[3] 柱史 Zhùshǐ (One star of)
38 Dra 柱史增一 Zhùshǐzēngyī 1st additional star
37 Dra 柱史增二 Zhùshǐzēngèr 2nd additional star
御女 Yùnǚ Maids-in-Waiting
τ Dra[3] 御女一 Yùnǚyī 1st star
50 Dra 御女二 Yùnǚèr 2nd star
29 Dra 御女三 Yùnǚsān 3rd star
χ Dra[3] 御女四 Yùnǚsì 4th star
天柱 Tiānzhù Celestial Pillars
76 Dra 御女一 Tiānzhùyī 1st star
69 Dra 御女三 Tiānzhùsān 3rd star
59 Dra 御女四 Tiānzhùsì 4th star
40 Dra 御女五 Tiānzhùwǔ 5th star
59 Dra 天柱增一 Tiānzhùzēngyī 1st additional star
74 Dra 御女增三 Tiānzhùzēngsān 3rd additional star
75 Dra 御女增四 Tiānzhùzēngsì 4th additional star
41 Dra 御女增五 Tiānzhùzēngwǔ 5th additional star
35 Dra 御女增六 Tiānzhùzēngliù 6th additional star
天廚 Tiānchú Celestial Kitchen
δ Dra[5] 天廚一 Tiānchúyī 1st star
σ Dra[5] 天廚二 Tiānchúèr 2nd star
ε Dra[5] 天廚三 Tiānchúsān 3rd star
ρ Dra[5] 天廚四 Tiānchúsì 4th star
64 Dra 天廚五 Tiānchúwu 5th star
π Dra 天廚六 Tiānchúliù 6th star
55 Dra 天廚增一 Tiānchúzēngyī 1st additional star
65 Dra 天廚增二 Tiānchúzēngèr 2nd additional star
天棓 Tiānbàng Celestial Flail
ξ Dra 天棓一 Tiānbàngyī 1st star
ν2 Dra 天棓二 Tiānbàngèr 2nd star
β Dra
天棓三 Tiānbàngsān 3rd star
天棓西南星 Tiānbàngxīnánxīng Northwestern star
中台西北星 Zhōngtāixīběixīng Star of the celestial body in the northwest
γ Dra
天棓四 Tiānbàngsì 4th star
天棓东中星 Tiānbàngdōngzhōngxīng Northern and center star
ν1 Dra 天棓增一 Tiānbàngzēngyī 1st additional star
30 Dra 天棓增二 Tiānbàngzēngèr 2nd additional star
μ Dra 天棓增九 Tiānbàngzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
26 Dra 天棓增十 Tiānbàngzēngshí 10th additional star
內廚 Nèichú Inner Kitchen
7 Dra 內廚一 Nèichúyī 1st star
8 Dra 內廚二 Nèichúèr 2nd star
9 Dra 內廚增一 Nèichúzēngèr 2nd additional star
天床 Tiānchuáng Celestial Bed
HD 141653 天床三 Tiānchuángsān 3rd star
HD 146603 天床四 Tiānchuángsì 4th star
The Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武) Girl 扶筐 Fúkuāng Basket for Mulberry Leaves
46 Dra 扶筐一 Fúkuāngyī 1st star
45 Dra 扶筐二 Fúkuāngèr 2nd star
39 Dra 扶筐三 Fúkuāngsān 3rd star
ο Dra[6] 扶筐四 Fúkuāngsì 4th star
48 Dra 扶筐五 Fúkuāngwǔ 5th star
49 Dra 扶筐六 Fúkuāngliù 6th star
51 Dra 扶筐七 Fúkuānqī 7th star
36 Dra 扶筐增一 Fúkuāngzēngyī 1st additional star
42 Dra 扶筐增二 Fúkuāngzēngèr 2nd additional star
54 Dra 扶筐增三 Fúkuāngzēngān 3rd additional star
53 Dra 扶筐增四 Fúkuāngzēngsì 4th additional star
Wēi Rooftop 天鈎 Tiāngōu Celestial Hook HD 193030 天鉤二 Tiāngōuèr 2nd star

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