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Re: Tsi-Choui

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    Maybe we can call them Tsi Choui (or Tsi Choui Geminorum) and Tsi Choui Persei. Mark A. Holmes
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 7 2:44 PM
      Maybe we can call them Tsi Choui (or Tsi Choui Geminorum) and Tsi Choui Persei.

      Mark A. Holmes

      --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, "Diana K Rosenberg" <fixed.stars@...> wrote:
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      > I sent
      > > > Mu Cancri (29CA12) was Tsi-Sin, the Piled-Up Kindling on which the
      > festival food would be cooked. This star's clarity was essential for the
      > success of the summer celebration. If this star appeared to be close to
      > Tsi-Choui, the Accumulated Waters, the year would be a happy and prosperous
      > one; if it appeared to be far away from Tsi-Choui, it was an ill omen that
      > the harvest would be bad.
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      > Mark sent
      >
      > What is Tsi-Choui?
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      > Boy I'm glad you asked me that! I just realized that Staal has 2
      > Tsi-Choui's! Page 28 has it as Chi Geminorum and page 57 has it as Lambda
      > Persei - I just spent an hour tracking them down in his book - my notes now
      > read:
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      > Tsi-Choui, the Accumulated Waters, was the single star Lambda Perseus
      > (9GE28). It had to do with floods. (Staal p 57)
      >
      > ((there are 2 "Accumulated Waters" in Staal's book; the other is Chi
      > Geminorum (26Can54) at Pollux's cap, Staal p 28))
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      > Chi Geminorum (Pollux's Cap-26CA57) was Tsi-Choui, The Accumulated Waters;
      > or the Massed or Swollen Waters; a close watch was kept on this star to see
      > if there was a danger of summer floods; astrologers held that if one moment
      > it looked bright and the next it faded away, rivers would overflow and fords
      > and bridges would become impassable.(Staal p 28) ((there are 2 "Accumulated
      > Waters" in Staal's book; the other is Lambda Persei, 9Gem28, above Perseus'
      > right thigh at the Galactic Equator - p 57 in Staal))
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      > Mu Cancri (29CA12) was Tsi-Sin, the Piled-Up Kindling on which the festival
      > food would be cooked. This star's clarity was essential for the success of
      > the summer celebration. If this star appeared to be close to Tsi-Choui, the
      > Accumulated Waters, the year would be a happy and prosperous one; if it
      > appeared to be far away from Tsi-Choui, it was an ill omen that the harvest
      > would be bad. ((there are 2 Tsi-Choui's - this appears to refer to the one
      > that is in the area of Pollux's cap, Chi Geminorum, at 26Can57 - p 28 in
      > Staal))
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      > Note that these positions are epoch 1980; for 2000, add 17 mins; for 2010,
      > add 25 min.
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      > Whew! I never noticed that duplication before! I don't know whether it was
      > Staal's error, or whether there are really 2 Tsi-Choui's!
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      > Love, Diana
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