- Oct 4, 2005
> Mark wrote:DKR wrote:
>> >Yeah, Seginus, with an S, is Gamma Bootis. My copy of
>> SolarFire had Phi Bootis as Ceginus, with a C. No
>> spelling error there, just two stars with almost
>> identical names.
> That's a Solar Fire star-list error (there are lots of
> them, unfortunately). For Ceginus/Seginus, see Allen, pp
> 95 and 103.
>And they're probably pronounced the same, too, theRight! It was those medieval European astrologer/astronomers
>better to add to the confusion, right?
who used every distortion possible when trying to transcribe
>> Another authority, Jobes' "Outer Space" has: "Seginus,Great. I'm glad.
>> Gamma Bootis: from Kheturus, Arabic orthography from the
>> Greek Arcturus, Alpha Bootis. Also written Ceginus,
>> Chegninus, Cheguius.
>> Under Cepheus, Jobes has: "Medieval Latin derivatives:
>> Caicans, Ceginus, Ceichius, Chegninus, Chegnius,
>> Cheguinus, Chiphus, some of which also are attached to
> As I said, this is a Solar Fire error, and I'd hate to see
> it carried forward - star names are confusing enough as it
> Very few stars as dim as Phi Bootis are named.
>I'll correct it as soon as I can.