Beta Cygni, also known as Albireo and Cygnia Minor, was a trinary star with an associated star system visible from Earth in the Cygnus constellation about 400 light years from Sol, and was located in the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant.

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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)

On one star chart, Beta Cygni was located in the Alpha Quadrant along a route from Sol to Beta Lyrae. (ST reference: Star Charts)

The trinary star's orbit included six planets, including Albireo II. (FASA RPG module: The Federation)

In the 22nd century, a Federation colony was established on the second planet. The white dwarf's radiation cycles periodically killed their field crops. (ST reference: Star Trek Maps)

By the mid-24th century, Albireo was part of territory disputed between the Breen and the Sheliak. 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)

In 2369, the USS Fearless was assigned to visit Beta Cygni for a planetary mapping mission. (TNG episode: "Chain of Command")

System makeup[edit | edit source]

Beta Cygni system trinary star

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Stars, systems and objects of the Cygnus constellation
16 Cygni61 Cygni (Tellar)Alpha Cygni (Deneb)Beta Cygni (Albireo; Cygnia Minor) • Gamma Cygni (Sadr, 37 Cygni)Cygnus systemEpsilon CygniOmega Cygni (MaluriaCygnet) • Theta CygniVeil Nebula
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (A)
AaladAarakAarraAberrizAbraxasAbyss AlphaAccellusAchillonAcibenAdigeonAdonoloAecupusAerieAerimeaAesaAesirAesuriAetisanAexixAfritalisAgiirratAgricoAhzdarAiligAinAindiaAitiAkersAlactiAladfarAladsoAlamedusAlannahAlarisAlastorAlatumAlchibahAlcyoneAlderamAlderaminAldhanAlephAlexisianAlfas DucatAlfin-BernardAlfirkAlfrAlgeronAliothAlkaluropsAlkesAlkukAllendonAlmeisanAlnathAlnitakAlonsoAlorinaAlpha AldissAlpha ArietisAlpha AtaruAlpha CorandaAlpha DarwinAlpha Epsilon TauriAlpha EquuleiAlpha HeliosAlpha HonorusAlpha HydrosAlpha KirikiAlpha KratoniiAlpha Marak 272Alpha NarniaAlpha NexusAlpha OmicronAlpha OrionisAlpha OrtelinaAlpha ParnaculonAlpha PerseiAlpha QuarramAlpha SarpeidonAlpha ShiroAlpha SigmaAlpha TauAlpha ThetaAlpha VarangisAlpha VegetisAlpha VergorisAlpha XaridianAlphardAlphaxAlsafiAltamidAltaneaAltanis IdrilonAltarAlterfAlthosAltorAludraAlulaAlyaAlycenAmalAmbrose's StarAmi BeraAmmdonAmonAmpolisAnaxarAndreaAndrocusAnkaaAngosiaAnnobonAnrakAntedeAntideAntigoneAntiliosAntipathyAntonehkAntos VeriaApriliaAquila ScorpiArachnaeArakAralanArcadiaArcan-BetaArcanis MajorisArchernarArchibaldArdajiArdanAretianArgentomeaArgonaArhenniusAriannaAridanesAridiaArkabArkenArktoArloffArmusArnabArnebArnebiusArnosArrakisArtaleirhArtemisArvadaAsellusAskalonAsmidiskeAsteropeAstridaAtaliaAtlasAtriaAtrius'aucdetAumoide PoreAuvaAX AraeAxelotAyin AlephAyvrenAzati Prime Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (A) AaamazzaraAchirdAdhilAegis AquilaAjirAl NathAlam'ak system (Alam'ak) • AlbireoAlcorAldhibainAlferaz (Alferaz AAlferaz B) • AlgolAlkaidAlmachAlmathaAlpha Andromedae (Alpha Andromedae AAlpha Andromedae B) • Alpha AquariiAlpha AquilaeAlpha AurigaeAlpha BoötisAlpha Canum VenaticorumAlpha Coronae BorealisAlpha CygniAlpha MajorisAlpha OphiuchiAlpha ProximaAlpha TrianguliAlpha Ursae MajorisAlpha-1 AndromedaeAlpha-2 AndromedaeAlpheccaAlpheratzAltairAnchaAndromedaAnkaroAnticaAntosAokiiAquilaArawathArbazanArcturusArduriaArgayaArgusArtelineAscellaAtairAtikAurelia Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (A) AcamarAchernarAcruxAcubensAdaraAdelphousAdhaferaAdharaAelasAgenaAgornuAgurthaAjilonAkaaliAl NairAldebaranAlgorabAlhenaAlnilamAlpha-2 CentauriAlpha CancriAlpha Canis MinorisAlpha Canis Majoris (Alpha Canis Majoris AAlpha Canis Majoris B) • Alpha CarinaeAlpha Centauri (Alpha Centauri B) Alpha ChamaeleonisAlpha CirciniAlpha Comae BerenicesAlpha CrucisAlpha CygniAlpha EridaniAlpha GeminorumAlpha GruisAlpha HydriAlpha LeonisAlpha MensaAlpha MonocerotisAlpha OniasAlpha PictorisAlpha PrimeAlpha ScorpiiAlpha VirginisAlpha VolantisAlpha ZetaAlshemalAlungisAmarAmargosaAndoriaAngelAntaresArchanisArcherArgeliusArgelius BAridedAviorAxanarAzhaAzraga Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (B)
B HydriBabylusBahrBakadaBaldurBalkaBallionBandorBarakBaranBardeezaBardexBarklayBarnard 183Barnard 392BarthaBartunuBarzanBatenBawBaxakBejarusBelariusBelaruzBelmaraBenarBennusBenziBerakBernayBerryBersallisBersusBestariBetaBeta 6Beta ArantialusBeta ArgothaBeta ArietisBeta BoraBeta CanzandiaBeta CassiusBeta CepheiBeta CorvelaBeta DamoronBeta EnerasBeta EpsilonBeta ForminiaBeta HerculaniBeta HydraBeta Hydra 378Beta HydrosBeta IndiBeta JalonisBeta KupsicBeta LaerasBeta Li'odoBeta MagellanBeta MaradaBeta MaradiBeta MariotiaBeta MinoraBeta MyamidBeta NiobeBeta NirobiBeta NorabBeta OrigiiBeta OrsilakBeta OrvisBeta PaugdiBeta PentheBeta PortolanBeta PrometheusBeta ProximaBeta QuaternasBeta ReticuliBeta RigalaBeta RigaliaBeta ScoraataBeta TarsusBeta TriaranBeta Ursae MinorBeta VeldonnaBeta VirgilisBeta XaridianBeta'ElanBetonBetrisius MajorBeyvenBikesBiliuzBimiokBimumBiraBiranBiruinBisiulBisoxBixiemBletayilBlysBoacoBolarusBoliusBomelli 709BoquBorBorakaBorealBorgiaBorigrassBoristarBoron 437BoruBoteinBoxiezBracasBraslotaBre'elBrentisBringloidBrinus ZetaBrutusB'SaariBygoth Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (B) BahamBajorBalancarBalosneeBarnard's StarBehr'akBeneciaBerengariaBeta 16 CetiBeta AndromedaeBeta AquilaeBeta AurigaeBeta BoötisBeta Canum VenaticorumBeta CetiBeta Comae BerenicesBeta Coronae BorealisBeta CygniBeta DelphiniBeta DraconisBeta HerculisBeta LyraeBeta Maxim 437Beta OphiuchiBeta PerseiBeta Piscis AustralisBeta RennerBeta TauriBeta TrianguliBeta Ursae MajorisB'hava'elB'liiBryma Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (B) BaldukBaroliaBarradasBeidBelakBellatrixBenzarBeta AntaresBeta Canis MinorisBeta CarinaeBeta CentauriBeta ColumbaeBeta EridaniBeta GeminorumBeta HydriBeta LankalBeta LeonisBeta Leonis MinorisBeta OctantisBeta OrionisBeta PavonisBeta Pavonis JK-838Beta PictorisBeta RigelBeta StromgrenBeta TheseusBeta ThoridorBeta VirginisBeta VolantisBetelgeuseBlack StarB'MothBolarusBoragiBorethBortasBorkaBresharBrestantBuqretBuruk Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (C)
C-71C-111CaberhardtCada-XCaerulumCalibusCalidanCaliphCalkaCalthosCalufraxCalydonCambraCamporCamusCandidaCantosCapernaCapulonCarmara 712CarmolCarmunCarnerCarrayaCarrekCarsiukCarxalCasmusCaspanCaspanCassiopeia DeltaCastoraCastrolaCawleyCelethCelosCenturiCephenesCerberusCerebusCeriunCerkekCerkerCernenCernialCerralCersiunCersolCertax AlphaCerzomCerzosCeti AncitesCetusCevrincChapinCharulhCheron VIChi ScorpiiChiarosCholmondeleyChononChristofiChronianChrysalisCillersCita LagaClaneiaClavisClytomenesCogenColistarrComarConstinaCopernicusCorCordivalCorillCorolaCorosCorrekCorsenCorvidaeCossinaCryblonCrytoktsCulunCuralonCygnia MirosCymkoeCymonCynurCyonis Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (C) CaitCaldikCapellaCapricorn ArdayCardassiaCebelraiCeltrisCharaChi HerculisChin'tokaClarusCor CaroliCorwinCuellarCygnia MinorCzar'ak Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (C) CalbridenCalderCaldosCanis MinorisCanopusCarinae DeltaCastorCestusCetiCeti AlphaChaltokCheron systems: Cheron (83 Leonis) (Cheron A, Cheron B) • Cheron (Omicron Gruis)Chi-1 OrionisChi'tanChironChortCiatellaCimeraCoridanCorvusCursaCygnet Beta Quadrant icon image.

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