Aldebaran system (FASA)
K-Type Star (STSC)
|Coordinates||10.6, 56.5, -15.1|
|Affiliation||United Federation of Planets|
Aldebaran system (WoF)
Aldebaran — a K-Type star located in Quadrant III of the United Federation of Planets, 68 light-years from the Sol system, where it was named and sighted as one of the brightest in the night sky by Earth's ancient inhabitants — was also known by its old Earth Bayer classification of Alpha Tauri. The third planet of four in the system was the site of the Aldebaran Colony, a major Federation port with Class 3 facilities. Doctor Elizabeth Dehner joined the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 from the Aldebaran Colony, and the Aldebaran Music Academy was located there as well.
The system also contained a red dwarf star, which orbited the primary at 97.5 billion kilometers. This secondary star is followed in its orbit by a vast trail of mineral and ice debris, somewhat like the tail of a comet, and the field was visible in the night sky on Aldebaran III.
Notes and References
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