Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Chen Kui

Reference work entry

FlourishedChina, sixteenth century

Ming Dynasty’s Chen Kui published a polar-projection star chart containing 283 asterisms and 1,464 stars.

Selected Reference

  1. Chen Meidong (1997). “A Preliminary Study of Two Star Charts from the Early Ming Dynasty of China.” In Oriental Astronomy from Guo Shoujing to King Sejong, edited by I.-S. Nha and F. Richard Stephenson, p. 238. Seoul: Yonsei University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA