Libra in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Libra is located within the eastern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the Azure Dragon of the East (東方青龍, Dōng Fāng Qīng Lóng).

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 天秤座 (tiān chèng zuò), meaning "the celestial steelyard constellation".


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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
Azure Dragon of the East (東方青龍) Kàng Neck
[1] Kàng Neck 11 Lib 亢宿增八 Kàngsùzēngbā 8th additional star
折威 Shéwēi Executions
3 Lib[2] 折威三 Shéwēisān 3rd star
4 Lib 折威五 Shéwēiwu 5th star
12 Lib 折威六 Shéwēiliù 6th star
σ Lib[3] 折威七 Shéwēiqī 7th star
Root Root
α2 Lib[4]
氐宿一 Dīsùyī 1st star
氐宿距星 Dīsùjùxīng Separated star
氐宿西南星 Dīsùxīnánxīng Southwestern star
天狗西星 Tiāngǒuxīxīng Star in the west of Celestial Dog constellation
南鳌 Nánáo Huge sea turtle in the south
ι Lib[4]
氐宿二 Dīsùèr 2nd star
氐宿东南星 Dīsùdōngnánxīng Southeastern star
γ Lib[4]
氐宿三 Dīsùsān 3rd star
氐宿东北星 Dīsùdōngběixīng Northeastern star
β Lib[4]
氐宿四 Dīsùsì 4th star
氐宿西北星 Dīsùxīběixīng Northwestern star
δ Lib 氐宿增一 Dīsùzēngyī 1st additional star
天乳[1] Tiānrǔ Celestial Milk 30 Ser[5] 天乳增三 Tiānrǔzēngsān 3rd additional star
天輻 Tiānfú Celestial Spokes
τ Lib[6] 天輻一 Tiānfúyī 1st star
υ Lib[6] 天輻二 Tiānfúèr 2nd star
36 Lib 天輻增一 Tiānfúzēngyī 1st additional star
Fáng Room [1] Fáng Room
λ Lib 房宿增一 Fángsùzēngyī 1st additional star
42 Lib 房宿增三 Fángsùzēngsān 3rd additional star
49 Lib 罰三 Fásān 3rd star
西咸 Xīxián Western Door
48 Lib[7] 天輻二 Xīxiánèr 2nd star
θ Lib[6] 西咸三 Xīxiánsān 3rd star
η Lib[6] 西咸四 Xīxiánsì 4th star
50 Lib 西咸增一 Xīxiánzēngyī 1st additional star
κ Lib[7] (One star of)
41 Lib 日增一 Rìzēngyī 1st additional star

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