61 Cygni system
|Affiliation||United Federation of Planets|
|Primary Star||Name: 61 Cygni A|
Spectral Class: Type K
|Companion Star||Name: 61 Cygni B|
The 61 Cygni system, also known as the Tellar system, consists of six planets orbiting a binary pair of Type K stars in the Tellar Sector (aka Sector 007) of the Alpha Quadrant. The Tellarite homeworld, Tellar Prime, is the fourth planet in the system. The system's other planets are Rukor (61 Cygni I, Class B), Thenar (61 Cygni II, Class N), Sivel (61 Cygni III, Class K),[Notes 1] Varagas (61 Cygni V, Class C), and Boragus (61 Cygni VI, Class J). Boragus also has five moons, three of which are home to Tellarite colonies.
Only Thenar remains unsettled. The first Tellarite astronaut, a scientist named Ranx, designed his own, experimental spacecraft in the Earth year 1867. Ranx died when the ship crashed on Thenar, but he became the first Tellarite to enter the atmosphere of another planet. Thenar proved too difficult to terraform and settle, although it was once home to several mining operations.
By 1892, the Tellarites had begun to conquer their star system. Colonies were established on Rukor, Sivel, and Varagas, as well as on three of Boragus' moons. Tellarites then spent the next fifty years improving these colony outposts, so that they could survive any disaster.
- "Planets of the UFP: A Guide to Federation Worlds" (LUG #25102) stated that Tellar Prime, referred to simply as "Tellar," was the third planet in the Tellar system, with the Class H (K) planet Sivel the fourth planet. "Worlds" (Decipher #7), however, stated that Tellar was, in fact, the fourth planet. To resolve this conflict, the positions of the two planets in the system have been reversed.
- The Last Unicorn Games (LUG) Star Trek Roleplaying Games (1998-1999) expanded upon the planetary class designations established on screen. Classes D, J, L, and M, had previously been established, and LUG added Classes F, G, H, and K. These were, however, contradicted by the later Star Trek: Star Charts (STSC, 2002) and planetary classes listed in the LUG books have been adjusted to comply with STSC as follows: Class F is now Class B, Class G is now Class C, Class H is now Class K, and Class K is now Class N.
Notes and References
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Journey to Babel." Star Trek, Season 2, Episode 15. Directed by Joseph Pevney. Written by D.C. Fontana. Desilu Productions, 17 November 1967.
- Mandel, Geoffrey. Star Trek: Star Charts. Pocket Books, 2002.
- Cambias, James, Dakan, Richard, Hannes, Jeff, Heckel, Harry, Hite, Kenneth A., Isaacs, Ross A., Johnson, Sam, Long, Steve, Moore, Christian, Prosperi, Lou, Schmid, Justin, Snead, John. Planets of the UFP. Star Trek: The Next Generation Roleplaying Game, Supplement 25102. Original Art by John Bridges, Joe Corroney, Andrew Currie, Mark Forrer, John Grigni, Pia Guerra, Steve Kurth, Terry Pallot. Last Unicorn Games, Inc., March 1999.
- "Babel One." Star Trek: Enterprise, episode 88. Television. 28 January 2005.
- Heinig, Jess (Line Developer). "Worlds." Star Trek Roleplaying Game, Book 7. Written by Burns, Eric, Hite, Kenneth A. and Sun, Doug. Original Art by Blake Beasley and Kieran Yanner. Decipher, Inc., 2005.
- Campbell, Brian, Curatola, Heather, Heckel, Harry, Hite, Kenneth A., Isaacs, Ross A., Long, Steve, Moore, Christian, Rea, Nicky, Rosenberg, Aaron, Snead, John, and Winninger, Ray. "The Price of Freedom: The United Federation of Planets Sourcebook." Star Trek: The Next Generation Roleplaying Game, Supplement 25100. Original Art by Bryan Gibson. Last Unicorn Games, Inc., February 1999.