Lepus in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Lepus is located within the western quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as The White Tiger of the West (西方白虎, Xī Fāng Bái Hǔ)

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 天兔座 (tiān tù zuò), meaning "the celestial rabbit constellation".


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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
The White Tiger of the West (西方白虎)
Net 九斿 Jiǔliú Imperial Military Flag 1 Lep 九斿九 Jiǔliújiǔ 9th star
Shēn Three Stars Píng Screen
μ Lep[1] 屏一 Píngyī 1st star
ε Lep[1] 屏二 Píngèr 2nd star
軍井 Jūnjǐng Military Well
ι Lep[1] 軍井一 Jūnjǐngyī 1st star
κ Lep[1] 軍井二 Jūnjǐngèr 2nd star
λ Lep[1] 軍井三 Jūnjǐngsān 3rd star
ν Lep[1] 軍井四 Jūnjǐngsì 4th star
α Lep[1]
廁一 Cèyī 1st star
廁星一 Cèxīngyī 1st star
天廁一 Tiāncèyī 1st celestial toilet
天廁西北星 Tiāncèxīběixīng Northwestern star of celestial toilet
β Lep[1]
廁二 Cèèr 2nd star
廁星二 Cèxīngèr 2nd star
天廁二 Tiāncèèr 2nd celestial toilet
天廁西南星 Tiāncèxīnánxīng Southwestern star of celestial toilet
天阴西星 Tiānyīnxīxīng Star in the northwest of Yin Force constellation
γ Lep[1] 廁三 Cèsān 3rd star
δ Lep[1] 廁四 Cèsì 4th star

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