For other uses, see Aldebaran.

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)

No history or specifics are established for this location in Starfleet Command III, as its name was arbitrarily selected for a Federation system on the game map by the game software, with random attributes.

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

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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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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)
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (A)
AaamazzaraAaladAarakAarraAberrizAbraxasAbyss AlphaAccellusAchillonAcibenAdigeonAdonoloAegis AquilaAesaAetisanAexixAfritalisAgricoAhzdarAiligAinAindiaAitiAkersAlactiAladfarAladsoAlamedusAlannahAlbireoAlchibahAlcyoneAlderamAlderaminAldhanAlephAlexisianAlfas DucatAlfin-BernardAlfirkAlfrAlgeronAliothAlkaluropsAlkesAlkukAllendonAlmeisanAlnitakAlonso systemAlorinaAlpha AldissAlpha ArietisAlpha AtaruAlpha DarwinAlpha Epsilon TauriAlpha HeliosAlpha HonorusAlpha KirikiAlpha KratoniiAlpha Marak 272Alpha NarniaAlpha NexusAlpha OmicronAlpha OrionisAlpha OrtelinaAlpha PerseiAlpha ShiroAlpha SigmaAlpha ThetaAlpha VarangisAlpha VegetisAlpha VergorisAlpha XaridianAlphardAlphaxAlsafiAltamidAltanis IdrilonAltar systemAlterfAlthosAludraAlulaAlyaAmalAmbrose's StarAmmdon systemAmonAmpolisAnaxarAndreaAndrocusAnkaaAngosiaAnnobonAnrakAntedeAntiliosAntipathyAntonehkApriliaArachnaeArakArcadiaArcan-BetaArcanis MajorisArchernarArchibaldAretianArgonaArhenniusAridanesArkabArkenArktoArloffArmusArnebArnebiusArrakisArtaleirhArtemis systemArvadaAsellusAskalonAsmidiskeAsteropeAstridaAtlasAtriaAtrius'aucdetAumoide PoreAuvaAX AraeAxelotAzati Prime Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (A) AchirdAdhilAjirAl NathAlam'ak system (Alam'ak) • AlcorAldhibainAlferaz (Alferaz AAlferaz B) • AlgolAlkaidAlmachAlmathaAlpha Andromedae (Alpha Andromedae Aalpha Andromedae B) • Alpha AquariiAlpha AquilaeAlpha AurigaeAlpha BoötisAlpha Canum VenaticorumAlpha Coronae BorealisAlpha CygniAlpha MajorisAlpha OphiuchiAlpha ProximaAlpha TrianguliAlpha Ursae MajorisAlpha-1 AndromedaeAlpha-2 AndromedaeAlpheccaAlpheratzAltairAnchaAndromedaAnkaroAnticaAntosAokiiAquilaArawathArbazanArcturusArduriaArgayaArgusArtelineAscellaAtairAtikAurelia Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (A) AcamarAchernarAcruxAcubensAdaraAdelphousAdhaferaAdharaAelasAgenaAgornuAgurthaAjilonAl NairAldebaranAlgorabAlhenaAlnilamAlpha-2 CentauriAlpha CancriAlpha Canis MinorisAlpha Canis Majoris (Alpha Canis Majoris AAlpha Canis Majoris B) • Alpha CarinaeAlpha Centauri (Alpha Centauri B) Alpha ChamaeleonisAlpha CirciniAlpha Comae BerenicesAlpha CrucisAlpha EridaniAlpha GeminorumAlpha GruisAlpha HydriAlpha LeonisAlpha MensaAlpha MonocerotisAlpha OniasAlpha PictorisAlpha PrimeAlpha ScorpiiAlpha VirginisAlpha VolantisAlpha ZetaAlungisAmarAmargosaAndoriaAngelAntaresArchanisArcherArgeliusAviorAxanarAzhaAzraga Beta Quadrant icon image.

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