Astronomy:Equuleus in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Equuleus 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 小馬座 (xiǎo mǎ zuò), meaning "the colt constellation".


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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武) Emptiness Emptiness
α Equ[1] 虚宿二 Xūsùèr 2nd star
λ Equ 虚宿增一 Xūsùzēngyī 1st additional star
4 Equ 虚宿增二 Xūsùzēngèr 2nd additional star
3 Equ 虚宿增三 Xūsùzēngsān 3rd additional star
ε Equ 虚宿增四 Xūsùzēngsì 4th additional star
司危 Sīwēi Deified Judge of Disaster and Good Fortune
β Equ[1] 司危一 Sīwēiyī 1st star
9 Equ[2] 司危二 Sīwēièr 2nd star
司非 Sīfēi Deified Judge of Right and Wrong
γ Equ[1] 司非一 Sīfēiyī 1st star
δ Equ[1] 司非二 Sīfēièr 2nd star
6 Equ 司非增一 Sīfēizēngyī 1st additional star

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