Pyxis in Chinese astronomy

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

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 羅盤座 (luó pán zuò), meaning "the compass constellation".


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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
Vermilion Bird of the South (南方朱雀) Guǐ Ghost 天狗 Tiāngǒu Celestial Dog[1]
β Pyx 天狗四 Tiāngǒusì 4th star
α Pyx 天狗五 Tiāngǒuwu 5th star
γ Pyx 天狗六 Tiāngǒuliù 6th star
δ Pyx 天狗七 Tiāngǒuqī 7th star
Zhāng Extended Net 天廟 Tiānmiào Celestial Temple θ Pyx[2] 天廟一 Tiānmiàoyī 1st star

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