Beta Rigel system
Located in the Beta Quadrant, Beta Rigel, like Deneb Kaitos, is remarkable for its high percentage of inhabited planets. Also, like Deneb, it shares its name with another star system; the "true" Rigel, Beta Orionis, is a bright blue binary system 773 light years from Sol. Rigel II, Rigel IV, Rigel V, Rigel VI, and Rigel X joined together to form the United Rigel Colonies, which joined the Federation in 2202. In 2254, Captain Christopher Pike considered resigning from Starfleet and moving to the Rigel Colonies.