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.
History and specifics
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)
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)
|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|
- TNG episode: "Chain of Command"
- TLE novel: The Buried Age
- ST reference: Star Trek Maps
- ST reference: Star Charts
- FASA RPG module: The Federation