The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
A Chinese astronomer of the fourth century B.C. Shih Shen was one of the compilers of the oldest surviving star catalog. The catalog provided data on more than 800 stars.
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