History and specifics
On star charts, this system could be seen to be in the vicinity of Iczerone Stimson, Andor system and Chess-Wilson. (TNG episodes: "The Wounded", "Yesterday's Enterprise", TNG reference: The Continuing Mission)
In the 2360s decade, this location was noted on a star chart showing deployment of Federation and Cardassian Union ships displayed in Captain Benjamin Maxwell's ready room aboard the starship USS Phoenix. (TNG episode: "The Wounded")
On a 24th century viewscreen display of a tactical situation monitor in an alternate timeline where the Klingon Empire was at war with the United Federation of Planets in the year 2366, Alpha Ataru was listed on a star chart showing Klingon allied forces in relation to Federation positions. (TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise", TNG reference: The Continuing Mission)
The Alpha Ataru system was only listed on the "Yesterday's Enterprise" alternate timeline tactical situation monitor showing progress of the Klingon war with the Federation, and a later re-use of this chart in "The Wounded". The stellar notation using the Greek language letter "alpha" indicates that there might be a star group or constellation of some sort named "Ataru", of which Alpha Ataru would logically be indicated to be the most prominent star or system.
- TNG episode: "The Wounded"
- TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise"
- TNG reference: The Continuing Mission