Star (Chinese constellation)

The Star mansion (星宿, pinyin: Xīng Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the southern mansions of the Vermilion Bird.

Xīng Xiù map


English name Chinese name European constellation Number of stars
Star Hydra 7
Celestial Premier 天相 Sextans 3
Celestial Cereals 天稷 Vela 5
Xuanyuan[1] 軒轅 Leo/Lynx 17
Maids-In-Waiting[2] 御女 Leo 1
High Judge 內平 Leo Minor 4


  1. ^ Xuanyuan is the given name of the Yellow Emperor.
  2. ^ The Maids-In-Waiting asterism is made up of only one star, and this star is also the 17th star of the Xuanyuan asterism.