Extended Net

The Extended Net mansion (simplified Chinese: 张宿; traditional Chinese: 張宿; pinyin: Zhāng Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the southern mansions of the Vermilion Bird.[1][2][3]

Zhāng Xiù map


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars
Extended Net Hydra 6
Celestial Temple 天廟 Antlia/Pyxis 14


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  2. ^ Penprase, Bryan E. (2017-05-05). The Power of Stars. Springer. p. 43. ISBN 978-3-319-52597-6.
  3. ^ Xu, Junjun (January 2009). "Ancient Chinese constellations". Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 5 (S260): 107, 113. doi:10.1017/S174392131100319X. ISSN 1743-9221.