lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

Constellation Seal (fokÌj.)

The Seal was named, after the animal, by early European explorers who sailed the southern oceans, along with the Shark – see there for further information –, the Bridge, the Elephant, the Flamingo, the Hummingbird, the Ivory Tower, the Jaguar, the Kangaroo, the Loom and Shuttle, and the Thimble.

It is located in the south polar region, roughly corresponding to our constellations Octans (the octant) and Hydrus (the male water snake). It is looking west and depicted upside down in our ‘north up’ projection, ν Octantis and β Hydri representing its flippers.

See also fokàj. in the dictionary.

The 71 naked-eye stars

In the ‘Our designation’ column, letters (sometimes with superscript numbers) in front of constellation symbols refer to Bayer’s catalogue or to variable star designations, and numbers to Flamsteed’s catalogue. Row colours roughly approximate the stars’ colours. The links lead to the stars’ entries in the SIMBAD Astronomical Database.

Designation (hex)Our designationlbrm
11β Hyi4.592.82
1010Hip 17060.415.96
1111θ Oct1.984.78
1212Hip 1171250.715.74
1313Hip 1166530.375.99
1414λ Hyi1.575.09
1515GJ 43400.605.82
1616Hip 72710.216.11
1717σ Hyi0.166.15
1818τ² Hyi0.296.05
1919Hip 3770.905.59
1A1Aθ Tuc0.216.11
1B1BHip 1142680.126.18
22ν Oct3.383.73
2020Hip 1088490.445.94
2121ψ Oct1.045.49
2222Hip 1068810.136.17
2323α Oct1.525.13
2424Hip 1095840.196.13
2525Hip 1107120.206.12
2626μ¹ Oct0.375.99
2727GJ 818.10.805.67
2828Hip 1014270.685.76
2929Hip 1045970.126.18
2A2AHip 1057680.246.09
2B2Bν Ind1.325.28
2C2CHip 1074230.336.02
2D2DHip 1106680.655.78
2E2Eρ Ind0.316.04
33γ Hyi4.003.26
3030Hip 175430.016.26
3131ι Hyi1.015.51
3232ν Hyi2.014.76
3333θ Hyi1.015.51
3434Hip 162900.785.68
3535Hip 158400.176.14
3636Hip 145210.805.67
3737μ Men0.985.53
3838κ Hyi0.375.99
3939μ Hyi1.335.27
4040β Oct2.844.13
4141ξ Oct1.265.32
4242ε Oct1.575.09
4343Hip 1142580.216.11
4444λ Oct1.335.27
4545γ¹ Oct1.565.10
4646Hip 1115040.166.15
4747γ² Oct0.735.72
4848γ³ Oct1.305.29
4949Hip 10740.655.78
4A4Aυ Oct0.685.76
4B4BHip 1018430.515.89
4C4CHip 1006970.166.15
4D4DGJ 67.10.525.88
4E4EHip 75680.815.66
4F4Fτ Oct1.025.50
5050γ Men1.455.18
5151ι Men0.316.04
5252Hip 261690.645.79
5353η Men1.065.47
5454α Men1.585.08
5555κ Men1.085.46
5656Hip 216110.296.05
5757Hip 237370.016.26
5858π Men0.825.65
5959δ Men0.805.67
5A5Aβ Men1.295.30
5B5Bζ Men0.885.61
5C5Cν Men0.655.78
5D5Dξ Men0.575.84
5E5EHip 257760.126.18