--- "Diana K. Rosenberg" <ye-stars@...
> Mark wrote:
> >Anne Wright.
> >She calls Gamma Librae Zuben Elakrab.
> Which is incorrect. She gives Robson and Allen as
> references, but Robson does not list Gamma Librae
No, he doesn't.
> and Allen
> (p 277) has Gamma as (specifically) unnamed.
I don't have the Allen book, so I'll take your word
> Wright also lists Bullinger as a reference - he was
> completely "off the wall" where star names and
> are concerned, and had a religious agenda all his
I'd like to know more about that.
> >Sigma Librae isn't anything on her list,
> >but there's another name for it: Zubenalgubi.
> Allen page 275 and 277 states flatly that
> Zubenelgubi/Zubenalgubi is wrong, and "merely a
> form of the name for Alpha"
> >The Alcyone.de star database also has it as
> Brachium and Cornu, and
> >SolarFire 5 places it at 20 Scorpio 46.
> Assume "it" is Sigma Librae?
I have it at 20 Scorpio
> (Sky Catalogue 2000: RA 15 04 04.1, Decl -25 16 55 =
> 20 Scorpio 41 13, Lat 7 S 38 40.
> Those 2 names come from p 368 Allen; both (according
> to him)
> are spurious; nonetheless I would prefer either to
> Zubenalgubi which will just cause confusion with
> >I've entered Sigma Librae in my SF5 star menus as
> Zubenalgubi using
> >the Alcyone data (epoch 2000).
I see your point about the naming. (What a mess.)
Brachium does sound better to me than Zubenalgubi.
Mark A. Holmes
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