- For other uses, see Antares.
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History and specifics
The twin stars that made up this system were referred to as Antares A and Antares B. The system's stars were spectral class M and spectral class B, respectively. (TOS episode: "Charlie X", ST references: The Worlds of the Federation, Star Charts)
At many points in the vicinity of the Federation, Antares was one of the brightest bodies visible. Shortly before stardate 7502.9, at 0739 hours, the USS Enterprise observed in line-of-sight when Antares occulted Deneb, meaning the two brightest stars visible to their ship appeared to merge. As it wasn't an exciting mission, most of the Enterprise crew attended a viewing of the spectacle. (TOS novel: World Without End)
The numerous inhabited worlds are politically united as the Antares Corona Worlds, and are represented on the Federation Council. (TOS novels: Death's Angel, Prime Directive) In the 23rd century, the Antaran ambassador to the Federation was an individual named Marmeluke. (TOS novel: Death's Angel)
On star charts, this system could be seen to be in the vicinity of Beta Simmons, Altair III, Theta Mees, Janus VI, Eminiar, Theta Bowles, Tsugh Khaidnn and Omicron Ceti. (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")
In the year 2366, a viewscreen display of a tactical situation monitor where the Klingon Empire was at war with the United Federation of Planets listed Antares on a star chart. In this alternate timeline, the chart showed Klingon allied forces in relation to Federation positions. (TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise", TNG reference: The Continuing Mission)
- Antares A
- Antares B
Antares was 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". 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.
- TNG episode: "The Wounded"
- TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise"
- TNG reference: The Continuing Mission
- FASA RPG module: Trader Captains and Merchant Princes, 1st edition