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Re: [thefixedstars] Seginus/Ceginus

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    ... And they re probably pronounced the same, too, the better to add to the confusion, right? ... I ll correct it as soon as I can. Thanks. Mark A. Holmes
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 3, 2005
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      --- "Diana K. Rosenberg" <ye-stars@...>
      wrote:

      > Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 19:26:34 -0000
      > From: "mahtezcatpoc" <mahtezcatpoc@...>
      > Subject: Re: Seginus
      >
      > --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, "Diana K.
      > Rosenberg"
      > <ye-stars@i...> wrote:
      > >
      > > >Pallas
      > >
      > > >Ceginus (Phi Bootis, marking [I think] the hand
      > of
      > > >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
      > Ptolemy.
      > >
      > > 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
      > 103.



      And they're probably pronounced the same, too, the
      better to add to the confusion, right?



      >
      > Another authority, Jobes' "Outer Space" has:
      > "Seginus, 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 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
      > is!
      >
      > Very few stars as dim as Phi Bootis are named.
      >


      I'll correct it as soon as I can.

      Thanks.


      Mark A. Holmes



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