Fixed star:  DZIBAN
Constellation:  Psi (ψ) Draco
Longitude 1900: 12CAN21 Longitude 2000: 13CAN48
Declination 1900:  +72.12' Declination 2000:  +72.09'
Right ascension:  17h 41m Latitude:  +84.11'
Spectral class:  F5 Magnitude:  4.9

The history of the star: Dziban

from p.212 of Star Names, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889.
[A scanned copy can be viewed on this webpage]


Psi (ψ)1 Draco, and psi (ψ)2 Draco, Dziban, 4.3 and 5.2, pearly white and yellow, is a binary or double star in the Dragon.

Dsiban, from Al Dhibain (the Arabs' title for zeta ζ and eta η), has been given by some to this pair, and Lach thought that with chi (χ) it also was Al 'Auhakan, which we similarly find for zeta (ζ Nodus 1) and eta (η).

In China it was Niu She, the Palace Governess, or a Literary Woman

[Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889].

The astrological influences of the constellation Draco

Legend: Draco represents the dragon that guarded the golden apples in the garden of the Hesperides. According to other accounts, however, it is either the dragon thrown by the giants at Minerva in their war with the Gods, or the serpent Python slain by Apollo after the deluge. [Robson*, p.43.]

Influences: According to Ptolemy the bright stars are like Saturn and Mars. Draco gives an artistic and emotional but somber nature, a penetrating and analytical mind, much travel and many friends but danger of robbery and of accidental poisoning. It was said by the Ancients that when a comet was here poison was scattered over the world. By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Mem and the 13th Tarot Trump "Death." [Robson*, p.43.]


*[Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923].