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Betreka Nebula vicinity

Aldebaran vicinity.

Aldebaran (also known as Alpha Tauri) is a multiple star system in Federation space, located almost 20 parsecs (65 light-years) from Earth, where it is visible as the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus. This star is in the Aldebaran sector. (ST references: The Worlds of the Federation, Star Charts)

Some sources place Aldebaran at 68 light-years from Earth. (ST reference: Startrek.com)

The Federation starships USS Aldebaran were named for this system. (TOS reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual, DS9 novel: Avatar, Book One)

SystemEdit

Star Trek.com claims there are "at least" six planets in the system.

Astronomical dataEdit

Alpha Tauri A is an orange giant while Alpha Tauri B is a red dwarf. Alpha Tauri B orbits the primary at a distance of 97.5 billion kilometres. A reflective trail of mineral and ice debris can be seen trailing behind Alpha Tauri B as it travels along its orbit.

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ConnectionsEdit

Stars, systems and objects of the Taurus constellation
19 Tauri (q Tauri, Taygeta)20 Tauri (Maia) • 21 & 22 Tauri (Asterope)23 Tauri (Merope) • 25 Tauri (Alcyone, Eta Tauri)38 Tauri (Davlos, Nu Tauri)54 Tauri (Gamma Tauri) • 74 Tauri (Ain, Epsilon Tauri)87 Tauri (Aldebaran, Alpha Tauri)112 Tauri (Al Nath, Beta Tauri, Gamma Aurigae)Ain (74 Tauri, Epsilon Tauri)Alcyone (25 Tauri, Eta Tauri)Aldebaran (87 Tauri, Alpha Tauri)Alpha Epsilon TauriAsterope (21 & 22 Tauri)Beta Tauri (112 Tauri, Al Nath, Gamma Aurigae)Davlos (38 Tauri, Nu Tauri)Gamma Tauri (54 Tauri) • Epsilon Tauri (Ain, 74 Tauri)Eta Tauri (25 Tauri, Alcyone)Maia (20 Tauri) • Merope (23 Tauri) • Nu Tauri (38 Tauri, Davlos)q Tauri (19 Tauri, Taygeta)T Tauri
Eta Eridani sector block
Aldebaran sector Aldebaran (Aldebaran A, Aldebaran B, etc.: Aldebaran IAldebaran IIAldebaran IIIAldebaran IV) • AzhaBeta Leonis Minoris (Beta XII-A) • Deep Space Station K-7Sherman system (Sherman's Planet) • Traelus (Traelus II)
Archanis sector Ajilon system (Ajilon Prime) • Archanis system (Archanis IV) • GanaldaOtha
Donatu sector AlhenaBepi 113Cursa system (Cursa) • Donatu (Donatu V) • Drozana (Drozana Station) • Ker'rat system (Ker'rat) • Starbase 157 (Starbase 157 system)Zibal (Zibalia)

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