Lacerta in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Lacerta 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 蝎虎座 (xiē hǔ zuò), meaning "the lizard constellation".


The map of Chinese constellation in constellation Lacerta 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) Wēi Rooftop
Chǔ Pestle 1 Lac 杵一 Chǔyī 1st star
車府 Chēfǔ Big Yard for Chariots
15 Lac 車府一 Chēfǔyī 1st star
11 Lac 車府二 Chēfǔèr 2nd star
2 Lac 車府三 Chēfǔsān 3rd star
6 Lac 車府增九 Chēfǔzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
8 Lac 車府增十 Chēfǔzēngshí 10th additional star
10 Lac 車府增十一 Chēfǔzēngshíyī 11th additional star
12 Lac 車府增十二 Chēfǔzēngshíèr 12th additional star
13 Lac 車府增十三 Chēfǔzēngshísān 13th additional star
14 Lac 車府增十四 Chēfǔzēngshísì 14th additional star
16 Lac 車府增十五 Chēfǔzēngshíwǔ 15th additional star
5 Lac 車府增十九 Chēfǔzēngshíjiǔ 19th additional star
Shì Encampment 騰蛇 Téngshé Flying Serpent
α Lac[1] 螣蛇一 Téngshéyī 1st star
4 Lac 螣蛇二 Téngshéèr 2nd star
β Lac[1] 螣蛇十 Téngshéshí 10th star
9 Lac 螣蛇十五 Téngshéshíwu 15th star

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