In 2273, Starfleet scientists plotted the path of a rogue planetoid through the Ceti system and determined that it would impact Abaris. A commodore at Starbase 15 dispatched the USS Enterprise to rescue the Hoffs. The Enterprise also saved 2,000 surviving Abaris natives.
- Base on its name, the Ceti system may be associated with the Cetus constellation. Its primary star could be named "Ceti", or "Ceti system" could be shorthand for some other Beta Quadrant star in that constellation: Ceti Alpha, Epsilon Ceti, Omicron Ceti or Sigma Ceti.