Chinese Astronomy: Traditional Chinese Star Names, Chinese Star Maps, Dream Pool Essays, Classical Planet, Aquarius in Chinese Astronomy, Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781156116340

Published: June 25th 2011

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34 pages


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Chinese Astronomy: Traditional Chinese Star Names, Chinese Star Maps, Dream Pool Essays, Classical Planet, Aquarius in Chinese Astronomy,  by  Source Wikipedia

Chinese Astronomy: Traditional Chinese Star Names, Chinese Star Maps, Dream Pool Essays, Classical Planet, Aquarius in Chinese Astronomy, by Source Wikipedia
June 25th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 34 pages | ISBN: 9781156116340 | 10.59 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Traditional Chinese star names, Chinese star maps, Dream Pool Essays, Classical planet, Aquarius inMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 33. Chapters: Traditional Chinese star names, Chinese star maps, Dream Pool Essays, Classical planet, Aquarius in Chinese astronomy, Draco, Leo, Eridanus, Capricornus, Cassiopeia, Hercules, Bo tes, Cetus, Gemini, Purple Mountain Observatory, Auriga, Aquila in Chinese astronomy, Andromeda, Centaurus, Cepheus, Cygnus, Coma Berenices, Camelopardalis, Carina, Aries, Lupus, Cancer, Libra, Canis Major, Corvus, Phi Draconis, Lyra, Hydrus, Lepus, Grus, Columba, Crater, Lynx, LAMOST, Corona Borealis, Dunhuang Star Chart, Canes Venatici, Delphinus, Leo Minor, Crux, Dorado, Chamaeleon, Ara in Chinese astronomy, Indus, Equuleus, Canis Minor, Timeline of Chinese astronomy, Corona Australis, Exotic Bird, Lacerta, Ke, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Tai Sui, Fornax, Manuel Dias, Tsao Fu, Divination by Astrological and Meteorological Phenomena, Huairou Solar Observing Station.

Excerpt: Traditional Chinese star names are the names of stars used in ancient Chinese literature, history, religion, mythology, folklore, Chinese opera and such methods of divination as astrology, horoscope ( ) and Feng shui. Chinese star names sometimes consist of a Chinese constellation name followed by a positional sequence number, which may change from dynasty to dynasty- well-known bright stars are however often named consistently. The total number of stars in a constellation may also vary throughout Chinese history and not necessarily increase.

For completeness, maximum possible number of stars are listed but some with question marks if referenced only once. Chinese astronomy was advanced in classical times and knew of five times more stars than were described by Ptolemy. In 1875, Gustav Schlegel made a complete survey of the star names which appeared in such ancient works.

His Uranographie Chinoise correlated 760 star names with those used in western astronomy....



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