Talk:Epsilon Scorpii

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Is Wei the proper name given for this star?[edit]

'It is rarely called Wei introduced by Patrick Moore.' What does this mean? Moore named it (hardly, but that's how it reads), or claimed that the name was rare? Pending someone looking up the reference, I'll remove it. Rothorpe (talk) 00:07, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Wei is the 6th sieu - Chinese lunar mansion - in Chinese astronomy. It is composed from the 9 stars - ε, μ1-2, ζ1-2, η, θ, ι, κ, υ, and λ Scorpii. (See <1> <2>) Wei is a name of Chinese lunar mansion or asterism, not a star name. ε Sco is 尾宿二, the 2nd star of this sieu.
In the works around modern western astronomy, noone descriebes it for the proper name of this star except Moore. So "it is rarely called" and "introduced by Patrick Moore".
See Moore, P.,
  • (1983): The Guinness Book of Astronomy: Facts & Feats, (2nd. ed.), Guinness Superlatives Limited, p.242,
  • (1978): The Observer's Book of Astronomy, F. Warne, p.91,
  • (1997): Cambridge Guide to Stars and Planets, Cambridge University Press, p.230,
  • (2001): Stargazing: Astronomy without a Telescope, Cambridge University Press, p.200,
  • (2005): The Observer's Year: 366 Nights of the Universe, (2nd ed.), Springer, p.10,
  • (2006): The Amateur Astronomer, Birkhäuser, p.202.
cf. Koo She for δ Vel, Men for α Lup, KeKouan (sic) for β Lup. --Bay Flam (talk) 05:59, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

OK, I've restored it. Thanks for the explanation. Rothorpe (talk) 19:40, 23 September 2010 (UTC)