lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

Constellation Rosebush (drulygwrÌjd.)

This constellation represents the Queen’s rosebush. Traditionally, it consists of the roughly oval shape that is created by a dust cloud in front of the Milky Way, or ‘street of snow’, whose beginning the Rosebush marks. (The part of the Milky Way to the east of the Rosebush is to faint to be seen clearly.) The stars are the red and white rose blooms.

The Prince’s journey on the street of snow to win the Princess’s hand, it is said, began here. When he arrived at a fork in the street, he had to choose between the southern, brighter path, which led to the Scorpion, and the northern, dimmer path, which led to the Wise One. Stories disagree about which path he took.

See also drulà. in the dictionary.

The 38 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
1010κ/15 Cas2.794.17
111112 Cas1.185.38
1212Hip 13540.715.74
1313Hip 39511.225.35
141410 Cas0.935.57
1515Hip 32990.595.83
1616Hip 2740.046.24
171713 Cas0.126.18
1818Hip 45720.405.97
1919Hip 2070.535.87
1A1AHip 3790.785.68
20204 Cas1.744.96
2121Hip 1142120.036.25
2222Hip 1142270.086.21
23236 Cas1.125.43
2424Hip 1172650.435.95
30301 Cas1.904.84
31312 Cas0.785.68
3232Hip 1129980.356.01
3333Hip 1153950.945.56
3434Hip 1128640.885.61
3535AR Cas1.834.89
4040Hip 1135611.565.10
4141Hip 1136840.046.24
4242Hip 1127311.125.43
4343GJ 8920.935.57
4444Hip 1117951.545.11
4545Hip 1126410.176.14
4646Hip 1120980.176.14
4747Hip 1141620.206.12
4848GJ 43240.925.58
5050ρ/7 Cas2.344.51
5151Hip 1179570.326.03
5252Hip 1172990.965.55
5353τ/5 Cas1.854.88
5454Hip 1169120.046.24
5555Hip 1180770.935.57
5656σ/8 Cas1.854.88