Beta Cygni, also known as Albireo and Cygnia Minor, was a trinary star with an associated system visible from Earth in the Cygnus constellation about 400 light years from Sol, and was located in the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant.
History and specifics[edit | edit source]
Beta Cygni consisted of a type G yellow giant primary, a type B blue star and an type F white dwarf. The dwarf was a variable star with a 27-year cycle that created periods of high radiation. (ST reference: Star Trek Maps)
In 2360, the USS Portia under the command of Jean-Luc Picard traveled in the direction of Kitalpha, then toward Albireo in a course meant to avoid territories of the Breen Confederacy and Sheliak Corporate. (TLE novel: The Buried Age)
System makeup[edit | edit source]
- Beta Cygni system trinary star
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Connections[edit | edit source]
|Stars, systems and objects of the Cygnus constellation|
|16 Cygni • 61 Cygni (Tellar) • Alpha Cygni (Deneb) • Beta Cygni (Albireo; Cygnia Minor) • Gamma Cygni (Sadr, 37 Cygni) • Cygnus system • Epsilon Cygni • Omega Cygni (Maluria • Cygnet) • Theta Cygni • Veil Nebula|
References[edit | edit source]
- TNG episode: "Chain of Command"
- TLE novel: The Buried Age
- ST reference: Star Trek Maps
- ST reference: Star Charts
- FASA RPG module: The Federation