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.

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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)

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)
AaamazzaraAaladAarakAarraAberrizAbraxasAbyss AlphaAccellusAchillonAcibenAdigeonAdonoloAegis AquilaAesaAetisanAexixAfritalisAgricoAhzdarAiligAinAindiaAitiAkersAlactiAladfarAladsoAlamedusAlannahAlbireoAlchibahAlcyoneAlderamAlderaminAldhanAlephAlexisianAlfas DucatAlfin-BernardAlfirkAlfrAlgeronAliothAlkaluropsAlkesAlkukAllendonAlmeisanAlnitakAlonso systemAlorinaAlpha AldissAlpha ArietisAlpha AtaruAlpha DarwinAlpha Epsilon TauriAlpha HeliosAlpha HonorusAlpha KirikiAlpha KratoniiAlpha Marak 272Alpha NarniaAlpha NexusAlpha OmicronAlpha OrionisAlpha OrtelinaAlpha PerseiAlpha ShiroAlpha SigmaAlpha ThetaAlpha VarangisAlpha VegetisAlpha VergorisAlpha XaridianAlphardAlphaxAlsafiAltamidAltanis IdrilonAltar systemAlterfAlthosAludraAlulaAlyaAmalAmbrose's StarAmmdon systemAmonAmpolisAnaxarAndreaAndrocusAnkaaAngosiaAnnobonAnrakAntedeAntiliosAntipathyAntonehkApriliaArachnaeArakArcadiaArcan-BetaArcanis MajorisArchernarArchibaldAretianArgonaArhenniusAridanesAridiaArkabArkenArktoArloffArmusArnebArnebiusArrakisArtaleirhArtemis systemArvadaAsellusAskalonAsmidiskeAsteropeAstridaAtlasAtriaAtrius'aucdetAumoide PoreAuvaAX AraeAxelotAyin AlephAzati Prime Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (A) AchirdAdhilAjirAl NathAlam'ak system (Alam'ak) • AlcorAldhibainAlferaz (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) AcamarAchernarAcruxAcubensAdaraAdelphousAdhaferaAdharaAelasAgenaAgornuAgurthaAjilonAl 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 EridaniAlpha GeminorumAlpha GruisAlpha HydriAlpha LeonisAlpha MensaAlpha MonocerotisAlpha OniasAlpha PictorisAlpha PrimeAlpha ScorpiiAlpha VirginisAlpha VolantisAlpha ZetaAlungisAmarAmargosaAndoriaAngelAntaresArchanisArcherArgeliusAviorAxanarAzhaAzraga Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (B)
B HydriBabylusBahrBakadaBalkaBandorBarakBaranBardexBarklayBarnard 183Barnard 392BarthaBartunuBatenBawBejarusBelariusBelaruzBelmaraBennusBenziBernayBerryBersallisBersusBestariBetaBeta 6Beta ArantialusBeta ArgothaBeta ArietisBeta BoraBeta CanzandiaBeta CassiusBeta CepheiBeta CorvelaBeta DamoronBeta EnerasBeta EpsilonBeta HerculaniBeta Hydra 378Beta IndiBeta JalonisBeta KupsicBeta MagellanBeta MaradaBeta MariotiaBeta MinoraBeta MyamidBeta NiobeBeta NirobiBeta NorabBeta OrigiiBeta OrsilakBeta PaugdiBeta PortolanBeta PrometheusBeta ProximaBeta QuaternasBeta ReticuliBeta RigaliaBeta ScoraataBeta Ursae MinorBeta VeldonnaBeta VirgilisBeta XaridianBeta'ElanBetonBetrisius MajorBiraBletayilBoacoBorgiaBoristarBoruBoteinBracasBraslotaBrentisBringloidBrutusBygoth Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (B) BahamBajorBalancarBalosneeBarnard's StarBehr'akBeneciaBerengariaBeta AndromedaeBeta AquilaeBeta AurigaeBeta BoötisBeta Canum VenaticorumBeta CetiBeta Comae BerenicesBeta Coronae BorealisBeta CygniBeta DelphiniBeta HerculisBeta Maxim 437Beta OphiuchiBeta PerseiBeta Piscis AustralisBeta RennerBeta TauriBeta TrianguliBeta Ursae MajorisBeta-16 CetiB'hava'elB'liiBryma Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (B) BaroliaBarradasBeidBelakBellatrixBenzarBeta AntaresBeta Canis MinorisBeta CarinaeBeta CentauriBeta ColumbaeBeta EridaniBeta GeminorumBeta HydriBeta LankalBeta Leonis MinorisBeta OctantisBeta OrionisBeta PavonisBeta Pavonis JK-838Beta PictorisBeta RigelBeta StromgrenBeta TheseusBeta ThoridorBeta VirginisBeta VolantisBetelgeuseBlack StarBolarusBoragiBorethBorkaBresharBrestantBuqret Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (C)
C-71C-111CalibusCalidanCaliphCalufraxCalydonCambraCantosCapernaCapulonCarmara 712CarrayaCasmusCaspanCaspanCassiopeia DeltaCawleyCelethCelosCenturiCephenesCerberusCerebusCernenCertax AlphaCerzomCeti AncitesCetusCevrincChapinCharulhChi ScorpiiChiarosChononChristofiChronianChrysalisCita LagaClaneiaClytomenesCogenComarCopernicusCorCorillCorolaCorosCryblonCrytoktsCuralonCygnia MirosCymonCynur 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 MinorisCanopusCastorCestusCetiCeti AlphaChaltokCheronCheronCheronCheronChi-1 OrionisChi'tanChortCiatellaCimeraCoridanCorvusCursaCygnet Beta Quadrant icon image.

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