Alpha Persei (also known as Algenib or Mirfak) is a binary star system consisting of a small secondary star and a primary blue-white supergiant star of spectral class F5, orbited by twelve planets. It is the brightest star system in the constellation Perseus, and is located about 592 light-years from the Sol system as observed by Earth astronomers.
The Algenib system was initially charted by the Earth Starfleet vessel Columbia in 2159. The next close approach to the system was in the 2260s by the USS Enterprise. At that time, a closer examination of the second planet by shuttle was launched. (TOS short story: "Make-Believe")
|Stars, systems and objects of the Perseus constellation|
|139 Persei (Romulus system) • 218 Persei • 29 Persei • 44 Persei (Zeta Persei) • Alpha Persei • Beta Persei (Algol) • Iota Persei • Kappa Persei • Lambda Persei (Typerias) • Omicron Persei • Perseus Arm • Zeta Persei (44 Persei)|