Lyra in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Lyra 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 天琴座 (tiān qín zuò), meaning "the celestial zither constellation".


The map of Chinese constellation in constellation Lyra 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) Niú Ox 織女 Zhīnǚ Weaving Girl
α Lyr[1]
織女一 Zhīnǚyī 1st star
織女 Zhīnǚ Weaving girl
織女星 Zhīnǚxīng Star of weaving girl
織女大星 Zhīnǚdàxīng Big star
媭女 Xūnǚ The sister
婺女 Wùnǚ
天孫 Tiānsūn Descendant of a god
ε1 Lyr[1] 織女二 Zhīnǚèr 2nd star
ζ1 Lyr[1] 織女三 Zhīnǚsān 3rd star
ζ2 Lyr 織女增一 Zhīnǚzēngsyī 1st additional star
μ Lyr 織女增三 Zhīnǚzēngsān 3rd additional star
κ Lyr 織女增四 Zhīnǚzēngsì 4th additional star
漸台 Jiāntāi Clepsydra Terrace
δ2 Lyr[1] 漸台一 Jiāntāiyī 1st star
β Lyr[1] 漸台二 Jiāntāièr 2nd star
γ Lyr[1]
漸台三 Jiāntāisān 3rd star
下台西北星 Xiàtāisìběixīng Star in the northwest of the Lower Steps (ν UMa and ξ UMa)
ι Lyr[1] 漸台四 Jiāntāisì 4th star
δ1 Lyr 漸台增一 Jiāntāizēngyī 1st additional star
17 Lyr 漸台增三 Jiāntāizēngsān 3rd additional star
λ Lyr 漸台增四 Jiāntāizēngsì 4th additional star
ν2 Lyr 漸台增五 Jiāntāizēngwǔ 5th additional star
ν1 Lyr 漸台增六 Jiāntāizēngliù 6th additional star
HD 180138 漸台增七 Jiāntāizēngqī 7th additional star
輦道 Niǎndào Imperial Passageway
R Lyr 輦道一 Niǎndàoyī 1st star
η Lyr[1] 輦道二 Niǎndàoèr 2nd star
θ Lyr[1] 輦道三 Niǎndàosān 3rd star
16 Lyr 辇道增一 Niǎndàozēngyī 1st additional star

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