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Re: VMs: Folio 68r3
At 23:13 11/12/2003 -0500, Larry Roux wrote:
According to Allen: "Caput Trianguli was translated "Ras al Muthallath" by
the Arabian astronomers. It is a half-magnitude inferior to beta,
although the latter bears no name. Together these two were the Arabs' Al
Mizan, the Scale-Beam"
So: for the suggested constellation, we have:
* Deltotron, Triangulum, (Sicilia?)
For Alpha Tri & Beta Tri (when taken together), we have:
* Al Mizan (the Scale-Beam)
For Alpha Tri, we have:
* Alpha Tri = Metallah; Mothallah; Atria; Caput Trianguli; Ras al
On f68r3, the three stars each have seven points (though a close
examination of the top star [in the no-ip scan] suggests that it might
actually have been drawn with six points but later amended to have seven),
and their labels are:
y cphy [I prefer "y cphy" to "o cphy"]
Have I missed anything important?
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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