For other uses, see Alnilam.

Alnilam (also known as Epsilon Orionis or 46 Orionis) is a star and associated star system.

History and specificsEdit

Alnilam is visible from Earth in the space denoted by Humans as the Orion constellation, located 1,340 light-years from Sol, in the galaxy's Beta Quadrant. This is a B class star, a blue supergiant. Together with Mintaka and Alnitak, Alnilam is one of the three main stars that make up the "belt of Orion" asterism. (VOY novel: Pathways)

Alnilam is an ancient home of the Orion civilization. The planet Vondem in this system's orbit was considered the Orion homeworld in the 23rd century of the Kelvin timeline. (TOS - Reunion comic: "Part 1")

The Federation starship USS Alnilam was named for this location. (ST reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual)



Stars, systems and objects of the Orion constellation
46 Orionis (Alnilam, Epsilon Orionis)54 Orionis (Chi-1 Orionis, Coridan)74 OrionisAlnilam (46 Orionis, Epsilon Orionis)Alnitak (Zeta Orionis)Bellatrix (Gamma Orionis)Alpha Orionis (Betelgeuse)Beta Orionis (Rigel)Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis)Chi-1 Orionis (54 Orionis, Coridan)Coridan (54 Orionis, Chi-1 Orionis)Delta Orionis (Mintaka)Epsilon Orionis (Alnilam, 46 Orionis)Gamma Orionis (Bellatrix)Mintaka (Delta Orionis)Orion system (Pi-3 Orionis)Pi-3 Orionis (Orion system)Rigel (Beta Orionis)Sigma-1014 OrionisZeta Orionis (Alnitak)


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