Astronomy:Canis Minor in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Canis Minor 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 小犬座 (xiǎo quǎn zuò), meaning "the puppy constellation".


The map of Chinese constellation in constellation Canis Minor 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) Jǐng Well 南河 Nánhé South River
ε CMi[1] 南河一 Nánhéyī 1st star
β CMi[1]
南河二 Nánhéèr 2nd star
南河中星 Nánhézhōngxīng Center star
诸王西星 Zhūwángxīxīng Star of kings in the west
河戍 Héshù Guardian (star) of the river
α CMi[1]
南河三 Nánhésān 3rd star
南河大星 Nánhédàxīng Big star
河戍 Héshù Guardian (star) of the river
γ CMi 南河增一 Nánhézēngyī 1st additional star
η CMi 南河增二 Nánhézēngèr 2nd additional star
δ3 CMi 南河增三 Nánhézēngsān 3rd additional star
δ2 CMi 南河增四 Nánhézēngsì 4th additional star
δ1 CMi 南河增五 Nánhézēngwǔ 5th additional star
ζ CMi 南河增六 Nánhézēngliù 6th additional star
14 CMi 南河增七 Nánhézēngqī 7th additional star
HD 66141 南河增八 Nánhézēngbā 8th additional star
HD 61563 南河增十一 Nánhézēngshíyī 11th additional star
水位 Shuǐwèi Water Level
6 CMi[2] 水位一 Shuǐwèiyī 1st star
11 CMi[2] 水位二 Shuǐwèièr 2nd star
1 CMi 水位增九 Shuǐwèizēngyī 1st additional star

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