Sagitta in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Sagitta 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 天箭座 (tiān jiàn zuò), meaning "the heavenly arrow constellation".


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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
Three Enclosures (三垣) 紫微垣[1] Zǐ Wēi Yuán Purple Forbidden enclosure 天市左垣[1] Tiānshìzuǒyuán Left Wall 1 Sge 齐增二 Qízēngèr 2nd additional star of Qi
The Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武)
Niú Ox 左旗 Zuǒqí Left Flag
α Sge[2] 左旗一 Zuǒqíyī 1st star
β Sge[2] 左旗二 Zuǒqíèr 2nd star
δ Sge[2] 左旗三 Zuǒqísān 3rd star
γ Sge[2] 左旗四 Zuǒqísì 4th star
ζ Sge[2] 左旗五 Zuǒqíwǔ 5th star
13 Sge 左旗六 Zuǒqíliù 6th star
11 Sge 左旗七 Zuǒqíqī 7th star
14 Sge[3] 左旗八 Zuǒqíbā 8th star
ε Sge 左旗增一 Zuǒqízēngyī 1st additional star
3 Sge 左旗增二 Zuǒqízēngèr 2nd additional star
2 Sge 左旗增三 Zuǒqízēngsān 3rd additional star
18 Sge 左旗增十四 Zuǒqízēngshísì 14th additional star
θ Sge 左旗增十五 Zuǒqízēngshíwǔ 15th additional star
η Sge 左旗增十六 Zuǒqízēngshíliù 16th additional star
15 Sge 左旗增十七 Zuǒqízēngshíqī 17th additional star
10 Sge 左旗增十八 Zuǒqízēngshíbā 18th additional star
9 Sge 左旗增十九 Zuǒqízēngshíjiǔ 19th additional star

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