Re: [thefixedstars] Seginus/Ceginus
- --- "Diana K. Rosenberg" <ye-stars@...>
> Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 19:26:34 -0000And they're probably pronounced the same, too, the
> From: "mahtezcatpoc" <mahtezcatpoc@...>
> Subject: Re: Seginus
> --- In email@example.com, "Diana K.
> <ye-stars@i...> wrote:
> > >Pallas
> > >Ceginus (Phi Bootis, marking [I think] the hand
> > >Bootes the Herdsman that's holding the leashes of
> > >Canes Venatici the Hunting Dogs,
> > Pallas IS aligned with Phi Bootes, but that's not
> Ceginus (I
> > use Seginus). It's a 5th mag star near the top of
> his staff
> > Ceginus (I use Seginus) is Gamma Bootes (17 Libra
> 44 now);
> > it is at the Herdsman's left shoulder, acc. to
> > Love, Diana
> Mark 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
better to add to the confusion, right?
>I'll correct it as soon as I can.
> Another authority, Jobes' "Outer Space" has:
> "Seginus, Gamma
> Bootis: from Kheturus, Arabic orthography from the
> Arcturus, Alpha Bootis. Also written Ceginus,
> Under Cepheus, Jobes has: "Medieval Latin
> Caicans, Ceginus, Ceichius, Chegninus, Chegnius,
> Chiphus, some of which also are attached to Bootes"
> 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.
Mark A. Holmes
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