Microscopium in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Microscopium 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 顯微鏡座 (xiǎn wēi jìng zuò), meaning "the microscope constellation".


The map of Chinese constellation in constellation Microscopium 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
天田 Tiāntián Celestial Farmland 3 PsA[1][2] 天田一 Tiāntiányī 1st star
九坎 Jiǔkǎn Nine Water Wells
θ1 Mic[3] 九坎一 Jiǔkǎnyī 1st star
η Mic[3] 九坎二 Jiǔkǎnèr 2nd star
ι Mic[3] 九坎三 Jiǔkǎnsān 3rd star
ζ Mic[3] 九坎四 Jiǔkǎnsì 4th star
Emptiness 離瑜 Líyú Jade Ornament on Ladies' Wear
ε Mic[1] 離瑜二 Líyúèr 2nd star
HD 200763 璃瑜增二 Líyúzēngèr 2nd additional star

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