Sextans in Chinese astronomy


According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Sextans is located within the southern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as The Vermillion Bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què).

The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 六分仪座 (liù fēn yí zuò), meaning "the six-part apparatus constellation".


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

Four Symbols Mansion (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Asterisms (Chinese name) Romanization Translation Western star name Chinese star name Romanization Translation
Three Enclosures (三垣) 太微垣[1] Tài Wēi Yuán Supreme Palace enclosure
靈台[1] Língtái Astronomical Observatory 36 Sex 靈台增二 Língtáizēngèr 2nd additional star
長垣[1] Chángyuán Long Wall
32 Sex 長垣增三 Chángyuánzēngsān 3rd additional star
23 Sex 長垣增四 Chángyuánzēngsì 4th additional star
31 Sex 長垣增五 Chángyuánzēngwǔ 5th additional star
34 Sex 長垣增六 Chángyuánzēngliù 6th additional star
35 Sex 長垣增七 Chángyuánzēngqī 7th additional star
Vermilion Bird of the South (南方朱雀) Xīng Star [1] Xīng Star
6 Sex 星宿增九 Xīngsùzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
3 Sex 星宿增十 Xīngsùzēngshí 10th additional star
31 Sex 星宿增十一 Xīngsùzēngshíyī 11th additional star
γ Sex 星宿增十二 Xīngsùzēngshíèr 12th additional star
天相 Tiānxiàng Celestial Premier
17 Sex 天相一 Tiānxiàngyī 1st star
α Sex 天相二 Tiānxiàngèr 2nd star
ε Sex 天相三 Tiānxiàngsān 3rd star
18 Sex 天相增一 Tiānxiàngzēngyī 1st additional star
21 Sex 天相增二 Tiānxiàngzēngèr 2nd additional star
20 Sex 天相增三 Tiānxiàngzēngsān 3rd additional star
25 Sex 天相增四 Tiānxiàngzēngsì 4th additional star
27 Sex 天相增五 Tiānxiàngzēngwǔ 5th additional star
δ Sex 天相增六 Tiānxiàngzēngliù 6th additional star
24 Sex 天相增八 Tiānxiàngzēngbā 8th additional star
26 Sex 天相增九 Tiānxiàngzēngjiǔ 9th additional star
β Sex 天相增十 Tiānxiàngzēngshí 10th additional star
33 Sex 天相增十一 Tiānxiàngzēngshíyī 11th additional star
40 Sex 天相增十二 Tiānxiàngzēngshíèr 12th additional star
軒轅[1] Xuānyuán Xuanyuan
7 Sex 軒轅增四十七 Xuānyuánzēngsìshíqī 47th additional star
4 Sex 軒轅增四十八 Xuānyuánzēngsìshíbā 48th additional star
9 Sex 軒轅增四十九 Xuānyuánzēngsìshíjiǔ 49th additional star
12 Sex 軒轅增五十 Xuānyuánzēngwǔshí 50th additional star
13 Sex 軒轅增五十一 Xuānyuánzēngwǔshíyī 51st additional star
14 Sex 軒轅增五十二 Xuānyuánzēngwǔshíèr 52nd additional star
19 Sex 軒轅增五十三 Xuānyuánzēngwǔshísān 53rd additional star
Wings Wings
HD 93833[2] 翼宿十二 Yìsùshíèr 12th star
41 Sex 翼宿增一 Yìsùzēngyī 1st additional star
41 Sex 翼宿增一 Yìsùzēngyī 1st additional star
39 Sex 翼宿增二 Yìsùzēngèr 2nd additional star

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e this is not original mansion for this constellation and listing is only for additional stars
  2. ^ (in Chinese) 夢之大地 @ 國立成功大學 WebBBS DreamLand @ National Cheng Kung University WebBBS System Archived 2011-09-02 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  • Sextans – Chinese associations
  • 香港太空館研究資源
    • 中國星區、星官及星名英譯表
    • 天象文學
  • 台灣自然科學博物館天文教育資訊網
    • 中國古天文
    • 中國古代的星象系統