Monoceros in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Monoceros is located within the southern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the The Vermillion Bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què).

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 麒麟座 (qí lín zuò), meaning "the qilin constellation".


The map of Chinese constellation in constellation Monoceros 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
The Vermilion Bird of the South (南方朱雀) Jǐng Well 四瀆 Sìdòu Four Channels[1]
17 Mon 四瀆二 Sìdòuèr 2nd star
13 Mon 四瀆三 Sìdòusān 3rd star
ε Mon 四瀆四 Sìdòusì 4th star
闕丘 Quēqiū Palace Gate[1]
18 Mon 闕丘一 Quēqiūyī 1st star
δ Mon 闕丘二 Quēqiūèr 2nd star

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