Chariot (Chinese constellation)

The Chariot mansion (simplified Chinese: 轸宿; traditional Chinese: 軫宿; pinyin: Zhěn Xiù) is one of the Twenty-Eight Mansions of the Chinese constellations.[1] It is one of the southern mansions of the Vermilion Bird.[2]

Zhěn Xiù map


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars
Chariot Corvus 4
Changsha 長沙 Corvus 1
Left Linchpin 左轄 Corvus 1
Right Linchpin 右轄 Corvus 1
Green Hill 青丘 Hydra 7
Military Gate 軍門 Hydra 2
Master of Constructions 土司空 Hydra 4
House for Musical Instruments 器府 Centaurus 32


  1. ^ "Chinese Astronomy Resource: The Chinese Sky". 2015-11-04. Archived from the original on 4 November 2015. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  2. ^ Xu, Junjun (January 2009). "Ancient Chinese constellations". Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 5 (S260): 107–115. doi:10.1017/S174392131100319X. ISSN 1743-9213. S2CID 129688988.