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軍南門[edit]

Jūnnánmén (Mandarin phrase 軍南門; Allen's Keun Nan Mun; Staal's Kiun-nan-mun) was one of Chinese asterism, not a traditional name for a star. It meanings "the South Gate of the Camp".
Allen identified it with 2 stars, φ and χ Andromedae, but incorrectly. Staal identified it with 4 stars made up Andromeda's skirt, φ, ξ, ω, and χ Andromedae, but incorrectly too.
Jūnnánmén was correctly formed only one star, "一星一座". Yachita Tsuchihashi (土橋八千太) and Yi Shitong (伊世同) identified it with φ Andromedae, from Qing Dynasty Star Catalog (儀象考成). On the other hand, Toshio Watanabe (渡辺敏夫) identified it with α Trianguli, from Harumi Shibukawa's star map.

Reference[edit]

  • Osaki, Shoji. Chugoku-no-Seiza-no-Rekishi (the History of the Constellations in China), Yushodo-Shuppan; Tokyo, 1987, p.325.
  • Allen, R. H. Star-Names and Their Meanings, G. E. Stechert, New York, 1899, p.39.
  • Staal, J. D. W. The New Pattrens in the Sky: Myths and Legends ot the Stars, McDonald, J. N. (ed.), The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company; Blacksburg, 1988, p.12.