Star (Chinese constellation)

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Xīng Xiù map

The Star mansion (星宿, pinyin: Xīng Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the southern mansions of the Vermilion Bird.

Asterisms[edit]

English name Chinese name Modern constellation Number of stars
Star Hydra 7
Celestial Premier 天相 Sextans 3
Celestial Cereals 天稷 Vela 5
Xuanyuan[1] 軒轅 Leo/Lynx 17
Maids-In-Waiting[2] 御女 Leo 1
High Judge 內平 Leo Minor 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xuanyuan is the given name of the Yellow Emperor.
  2. ^ The Maids-In-Waiting asterism is made up of only one star, and this star is also the 17th star of the Xuanyuan asterism.