Corona Australis in Chinese astronomy

According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Corona Australis 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 南冕座 (nán miǎn zuò), meaning "the southern crown constellation".


The map of Chinese constellation in constellation Corona Australis area consists of :

Four Symbols / Enclosures Mansion / Enclosure (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
The Black Tortoise of the North (北方玄武) Dǒu Dipper Biē River Turtle
η1CrA[1] 鱉二 Biēèr 2nd star
ζ CrA[1] 鱉三 Biēsān 3rd star
δ CrA[1] 鱉四 Biēsì 4th star
β CrA[1] 鱉五 Biēwǔ 5th star
α CrA[1] 鱉六 Biēliù 6th star
γ CrA[1] 鱉七 Biēqī 7th star
ε CrA[1] 鰲八 Biēbā 8th star
V686 CrA[2] 鳖九 Biējiǔ 9th star
κ2 CrA[1] 鱉十 Biēshí 10th star
θ CrA[1] 鱉十一 Biēshíyī 11th star

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