Mu Sagittarii - Name and Etymology

Name and Etymology

  • The traditional name Polis is derived from a Coptic word meaning foal.
  • In Chinese, 斗 (Dǒu), meaning Dipper, refers to an asterism consisting of μ Sagittarii, φ Sagittarii, λ Sagittarii, σ Sagittarii, τ Sagittarii and ζ Sagittarii. Consequently, μ Sagittarii itself is known as 斗宿三 (Dǒu Sù sān, English: the Third Star of Dipper.)

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