Constellations

The following table summarizes the astronomical properties of the 27 resp. 28 Nakshatras.

No. Nakashtra Name From To Fixed Star (lat.) Name of Star
1 Aswini 0°00' Aries 13°20' Aries β Arietis Sheratan
2 Bharani 13°20' Aries 26°40' Aries 35 (41) Arietis
3 Krittika 26°40' Aries 10°00' Taurus η Tauri (Plejades) Alcyone
4 Rohini 10°00' Taurus 23°20' Taurus η Tauri Aldebaran
5 Mrigasira 23°20' Taurus 6°40' Gemini λ Orionis Mintaka
6 Ardra 6°40' Gemini 20°00' Gemini α Orionis Betelgeuse
7 Punarvasu 20°00' Gemini 3°20' Cancer β Geminorum Pollux
8 Pushyami 3°20' Cancer 16°40' Cancer δ Cancri Asellus Australis
9 Aslesha 16°40' Cancer 30°00' Cancer ε Hydrae
10 Makha 0°00' Leo 13°20' Leo α Leonis Regulus
11 Purva Phalguni 13°20' Leo 26°40' Leo δ Leonis Zozma
12 Uttara Phalguni 26°40' Leo 10°00' Virgo β Leonis Denebola
13 Hasta 10°00' Virgo 23°20' Virgo δ Corvi Algorab
14 Chittra 23°20' Virgo 6°40' Libra α Virginis Spica
15 Svati 6°40' Libra 20°00' Libra α Bootis Arcturus
16 Vishakha 20°00' Libra 3°20' Scorpio α² Librae Zuben El Genubi
17 Anuradha 3°20' Scorpio 16°40' Scorpio δ Scorpionis Dschubba
18 Jyeshta 16°40' Scorpio 30°00' Scorpio α Scorpionis Antares
19 Mula0°00' Sagittarius 13°20' Sagittarius λ Scorpionis Shaula
20 Purva Shadha 13°20' Sagittarius 26°40' Sagittarius δ Sagittarii Kaus Australis
21 Uttara Shadha 26°40' Sagittarius 10°00' Capricorn ζ (σ) Sagittarii Nunki
22 Sravana 10°00' Capricorn 23°20' Capricorn α Aquilae Altair
23 Dhanista 23°20' Capricorn 6°40' Aquarius β (α) Delphini Svalochin
24 Satabhish 6°40' Aquarius 20°00' Aquarius λ Aquarii
25 Purva Bhadra 20°00' Aquarius 3°20' Pisces α (β) Pegasi Scheat
26 Uttara Bhadra 3°20' Pisces 16°40' Pisces γ Pegasi Algenib
27 Revati 16°40' Pisces 30°00' Pisces ζ Piscium

28 vs. 27 Nakshatras

Some techniques in Vedic astrology use the 28 Nakshatra zodiac having the star Abhijit between Uttara Shadha and Sravana.

The rule is

No. Nakashtra Name From To Fixed Star (lat.) Name of Star
21 Uttara Shadha 26°40' Sagittarius 6°40' Capricorn ζ (σ) Sagittarii Nunki
22 Abhijit 6°40' Capricorn 10°53'20'' Capricorn α (ε, ζ) Lyrae Vega
23 Sravana 10°53'20'' Capricorn 23°20' Capricorn α Aquilae Altair