Three Stars (Chinese constellation)

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The Three Stars mansion (simplified Chinese :参宿; traditional Chinese :參宿; pinyin :Shēn Xiù) is one of the twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the western mansions of the White Tiger. This collection of seven bright stars is visible during winter in the Northern Hemisphere (summer in the Southern).

Asterisms

English nameChinese name European constellation Number of stars
Three Stars [1] 參 Shen Orion 7
Punishment伐 FaOrion3
Jade Well玉井 Yu JingOrion/Eridanus 4
Screen屏 Ping Lepus 2
Military well軍井 Jun JingLepus4
Toilet廁 CeLepus4
Excrement屎 Shi Columba 1

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References

  1. In ancient times, this asterism only contained three stars of Orion. But later, four more stars were added to it.