Star Names


COLUMBA (Col, COLUMBAE): the dove
ALPHAColPhact of Phaet"dove"
BETAColWezn or Wazn"weight"
LAMBDAColTsze"son"

COMA BERENICES (Com, COMAE BERENICES): Bernice's lock of hair

CORONA AUSTRALIS (CrA, CORONAE AUSTRALIS): the southern crown

CORONA BOREALIS (CrB, CORONAE BOREALIS): the northern crown
ALPHACrBGemma or Alphecca"gem" or "the broken" (ring of stars)
BETACrBNusakan"the two series"

CORVUS (Crv, CORVI): the crow
ALPHACrvAlchibah"tent"
BETACrvKraz; also Tso Hea? ; "left-handed lynch-pin" (???)
GAMMACrvGienah"wing"
DELTACrvAlgorab"raven"
EPSILONCrvMinkar"nostril"?

CRATER (Crt, CRATERIS): the cup
ALPHACrtAlkes"cup"

CRUX (Cru, CRUCIS): the cross
ALPHACruAcrux"alpha of Crux"
BETACruMimosa"mime"? or "mimosas"? (plant)
GAMMACruGacrux"gamma of Crux"

CYGNUS (Cyg, CYGNI): the swan
ALPHACygDeneb"tail of the hen"
BETACygAlbireo"beak of the hen"
GAMMACygSadr"breast"
EPSILONCygGienah"wing"
OMEGACygRuchba"hen's knee"
PI 1CygAzelfafage?

DELPHINUS (Del, DELPHINI): the dolphin
ALPHADelSualocin"Nicolaus" backwards
BETADelRotanev"Venator" backwards
EPSILONDelDeneb"tail of the dolphin"

DORADO (Dor, DORADUS): the goldfish

DRACO (Dra, DRACONIS): the dragon
ALPHADraThuban"snake"
BETADraRastaban"head of the snake"
GAMMADraEltanin"sea monster"
DELTADraNodus Secundus or Altais"second knot" or "he-goat"
EPSILONDraTyl; also Kin Yu? ; "goldfish"
ZETADraKaou Pih?
IOTADraEdasich"hyena"
LAMBDADraGiauzar"dragon"
MUDraArrakis"dancer"
NUDraKuma"as last"
XIDraGrumium"jaw"
SIGMADraAlsafi"cooking tripods"
PSIDraDziban"the two jackals"

EQUULEUS (Equ, EQUULEI): the little horse
ALPHAEquKitalpha"part of the horse"

ERIDANUS (Eri, ERIDANI): the river
ALPHAEriAchernar"end of the river"
BETAEriCursa"chair/footstool of Orion"
GAMMAEriZaurak"boat"
DELTAEriRana"frog"
ETAEriAzha"hatching place"
THETAEriAcamar"end of the river" (before Achernar was added)
OMICRON 1EriBeid"eggs" (ostrich)
OMICRON 2EriKeid"broken eggshell"
TAU 2EriAngetenar"curve of the river"

FORNAX (For, FORNACIS): the furnace

GEMINI (Gem, GEMINORIUM): the twins, Castor and Pollux
ALPHAGemCastor"beaver"
BETAGemPollux"much wine"
GAMMAGemAlmeisan or Alhena"shining" or "strutting"
DELTAGemWasat"middle of the sky"
EPSILONGemMebsuta"outstretched" (paw)
ZETAGemMekbuda"pulled in" (paw)
ETAGemPropus (Tejat prior)"forward foot"
MUGemTejat (posterior)"back foot"

GRUS (Gru, GRUIS): the crane
ALPHAGruAl Na'ir"the bright"
GAMMA Gru l Dhanabtail"

HERCULES (Her, HERCULIS): Heracles, the hero
ALPHAHerRas Algethi"head of the kneeling one"
BETAHerKornephoros"club-bearer"
DELTAHerSarin?
KAPPAHerMaasim"wrist"
XIHerMarfik"elbow"
OMEGAHerCujam"club"

HOROLOGIUM (Hor, HOROLOGII): the clock

HYDRA (Hya, HYDRAE): water serpent (female)
ALPHAHyaAlphard or Cor Hydrae"the solitary" or "heart of the hydra"
RHOHyaAl Minliar al Shuja"the snake's nose"
TAUHyaUkdah"the knot"

HYDRUS (Hyi, HYDRI): the water serpent (male)

INDUS (Ind, INDI): the (American) Indian
ALPHAIndAl nair"bright"

LACERTA (Lac, LACERTAE): the lizard

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Steven Gibson