Chinese Astronomy

Supreme Palace Enclosure, Taiwei Yuan
The following information is taken from Qing official astronomical records, 1744 AD.


Asterism (Number of stars)
Star name
House
Longitudinally
angular
distance
Angular
distance
from
Yellow Path
to
North
/
South
Seat of the five emperors (5)
 

First Si 1804'14" 1216'51" N

Second Si 1728'16" 1403'07" N

Third Si 1631'08" 1023'41" N

Fourth Si 1904'27" 1353'21" N

Fifth Si 1932'05" 0931'07" N

Crown prince Si 1523'50" 1718'09" N

Retinue Si 1317'21" 1738'00" N

Officers of honour Si 1826'13" 1748'04" N
Five feudal kings (5)
 

First Chen 0250'07" 2555'56" N

Second Chen 0248'55" 2146'56" N

Third Chen 0019'49" 1948'42" N

Fourth Si 2727'10" 1526'06" N

Fifth Si 2401'44" 1513'55" N
Nine senior officers (3)
 

First Chen 0155'33" 1332'49" N

Second Chen 0351'18" 1134'15" N

Third Chen 0134'45" 1109'52" N
Three excellencies (3)
 

First Chen 0249'00" 0849'30" N

Second Chen 0321'14" 1024'45" N

Third Chen 0601'00" 0801'40" N
Inner screen (4)
 

First Si 1945'29 0606'21" N

Second Si 2034'35" 0435'39" N

Third Si 2358'29 0608'52" N

Fourth Si 2408'06" 0831'29" N
Left wall (5)
 

Left law administrator Chen 0115'52" 0122'01" N

First eastern minister Chen 0637'11" 0248'53" N

Second eastern minister Chen 0754'54" 0838'27" N

Second eastern general Chen 0622'40" 1612'54" N

First eastern general Chen 0523'35" 2259'12" N
Right wall (5)
 

Right law administrator Si 2331'14" 0040'47" N

First western general Si 1507'35" 0140'56" N

Second western general Si 1357'58" 0605'10" N

Second western minister Si 0950'31" 0939'50" N

First western minister Si 0742'21" 1419'04" N

Captain of the bodyguards Si 2615'24" 3012'24" N
Official of imperial guard (15)
 

First Si 2017'24" 2824'02" N

Second Si 2126'32" 2736'36" N

Third Si 2040'40" 2726'54" N

Fourth Si 2101'55" 2706'50" N

Fifth Si 2155'29" 2629'11" N

Sixth Si 2047'23" 2611'47" N

Seventh Si 2030'29" 2547'32" N

Eighth Si 2303'15" 2529'10" N

Ninth Si 2254'44" 2454'50" N

Tenth Si 2003'19" 2328'33" N

Eleventh Si 2452'01" 2407'09" N

Twelfth Si 2633'38" 2308'10" N

Thirteenth Si 2428'26" 2202'38" N

Fourteenth Si 2041'06" 1959'07" N

Fifteenth Si 1829'09" 2002'51" N
Imperial guards (7)
 

First Si 2058'22" 4007'18" N

Second Si 1756'33" 3951'30" N

Third Si 1529'48" 4037'30" N

Fourth Si 1411'00" 4033'02" N

Fifth Si 1458'04" 3745'58" N

Sixth Si 1051'58" 3814'50" N

Seventh Si 0628'36" 3858'14" N
Three steps (6)
 
Upper step (2)
First Wei 2915'49" 2934'32" N

Second Wu 0021'58" 2857'10" N
Middle step (2)
First Wu 1558'42" 2952'22" N

Second Wu 1739'47" 2858'10" N
Lower step (2)
First Si 0303'40" 2608'12" N

Second Si 0345'36" 2446'00" N

Emperor's bodyguard Si 0653'13" 1646'02" N
Junior officers (4)
 

First Si 0403'20" 1814'26" N

Second Si 0155'21" 1628'40" N

Third Wu 2954'15" 1356'46" N

Fourth Si 0215'14" 1014'52" N
Long wall (4)
 

First Si 0052'58" 0433'27" N

Second Si 0404'21" 0554'48" N

Third Si 0606'19" 0247'40" N

Fourth Si 0409'05" 0152'27" S
Astronomical observatory (3)
 

First Si 1057'09" 0120'21" N

Second Si 1025'33" 0013'16" S

Third Si 1120'34" 0231'51" S
Cosmological temple (3)
 

First Si 1756'02" 0034'04" S

Second Si 2127'52" 0303'35" S

Third Si 2048'13" 0542'22" S

Usher of the court Si 2947'17" 0504'22" N