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Delta Canaris IV was a class Q planet located somewhere in the Alpha or Beta Quadrants of the galaxy. Near the border between Federation and Klingon space, Delta Canaris IV was the fourth planet in the Delta Canaris star system, and was within subspace communication range of Starbase 16.

History[]

This planet was discovered three years into the Federation starship USS Enterprise's five-year mission. On stardate 4720.1, the Enterprise began conducting a mapping survey of the planet which was interrupted by an emergency on Alnath II. The survey and primary contact with the intelligences there wasn't completed until stardate 4769.1.

Conditions[]

Delta Canaris IV was a high-gravity planet that emanated violent gravitic waves which required constant orbital corrections be made for any ship near the planet. It had a methane atmosphere and resembled Jupiter, even to the large red spot.

Life[]

Sensor readings were positive for lifeforms, though in a part of the life-spectrum indicating beings unlike any previously discovered by a Federation starship. Computer analysis of these sensor readings indicated wafer-thin lifeforms similar to a sheet of paper. These life-forms were slightly larger than a humanoid hand and less than a millimeter thick, due to the intense gravity of the planet. Their exact thickness fluctuated due to food intake, movement and other factors. The analysis indicated a 94.2% probability that they were sentient life.

The Enterprise even detected distinct roadways, structures believed to be cities and even indications of a trade spanning the ammonia ocean. First contact was made using techniques that established new standards to be used for primary-contact for many years to come. (TOS novels: The Klingon Gambit, Mutiny on the Enterprise)

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vicinity of Kepler-018 star system
Stars and systems AcibenBharaniBubeauDavidulDeneva (Kappa Fornacis)Draken (Taugan sector) • EisenhornEizebFastolfIzanamiKaikaraKepler-018SorenleVemetV'varia (V'varian sector) • Wezen (Delta Canaris/25 Canis Majoris)Zhang Locator logo showing the galaxy's Alpha and Beta Quadrant.
Deneva star system (Federation) Kappa Fornacis primary star: Deneva (Deneva Shipyards) • MadiaCapehLatogekTayetVuguqob Great Seal of the United Federation of Planets. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.
(neutral in Kelvin timeline) Unaffiliated system marker insignia.
Kepler-018 star system Kepler-018 primary star: planet Vabii (among Kepler-18b, Kepler-18c, Kepler-18d) Unaffiliated system marker insignia. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant.
Sorenle star system Sorenle primary star: Bos VehnaTueunuk Unaffiliated system marker insignia. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Alpha and Beta Quadrant.
Wezen star system Wezen primary star: Delta Canaris I • Delta Canaris II • Delta Canaris III • Delta Canaris IV Unaffiliated system marker insignia. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.
Taugan sector (sector 2158/sector Romeo)
BarradasDrakenRomeo OutpostsTaugus (Gamma Equulei/Taugan system) Locator logo showing the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.
Barradas star system Barradas primary star: Barradas I • Barradas II • Barradas III Unaffiliated system marker insignia.
Draken star system (Federation) Draken primary star: Draken IDraken IIDraken IIIDraken IVDraken V (Letant, Mehav) • Valdore outpost (Kelvin timeline) Great Seal of the United Federation of Planets.
(Romulan Empire in Kelvin timeline) Romulan emblem insignia image.
V'varian sector (Romulan Star Empire)
Gains (unaffiliated on Taurhai Unity border)PaxarV'varia Romulan emblem insignia image. Locator logo showing the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.
planets visited by the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) during Captain Kirk's initial five-year mission (2265-2270)
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2266 Crucial-3VultraRobots' planetAngomaMantis planetNuofoStaiVrexBalant planetZargotColtacRigel XIIAlfa 177M-113Psi 2000Tlaoli IVSkurSelkyeTaragonAlpha 332Ynobe IIEcnalRayloNorigaAlpha Proxima IIKynardiArgylusOminnusEarthK-GSeggorForniaAngiraBeta IINeesanKujalLunaBwujaFayoHerculaEarthKibo/NdoraNrakaAlpha 23-COordonMobitaJodarrQuodarZartaFloe IMetamorphaInicrustMortiTerrellian IIVoodoo planetRiza homeworldMila XaKrugar III remnantQuaraxusArimaMazdaNumero UnoBeta CarinaeExo III1324-IV7348-IITantalus VMiri's homeworldPlanet QBenecia
2267 Taurus IIMakus IIIXimega IIHydra Epsilon IIIPerseus Arm planetoidYkoTenkaraSalvumGrotusVaranu planetYkoTalos IVTektonRifas-LAmusement Park planetHeitius VIICentaurus VFomalhaut VEmben IIICynur IVTyrtaeus IIGothosBeta VITheta VIIRamedes IIICestus IIIMetron planetAlvaLazarus's planetGalaxy Zekbran planetCygnet XIVEarthCanaraBeta IIIDraqqanaIach'tu PrimeEminiar VIICeti Alpha VGamma 400VartaxDak-AlphaTharkMorkolTimshelOmicron Ceti IIIJanus VI7348-IIChandra IVOrganiaAngrenaYkoEarth Colony IIGatewayEarthDenevaJanvarZentarZettinDiad II • "the Frontier" • ModalaLadoGamma XaridianElsinor H-25Starbase 10Beta Mariotia IIIVega IIITondusTekkorCarnakPyris VIIEarthPentam VGamma Canaris NVandros VIINukoleeStyraLurotaOorego IVGiant Brain asteroidOtari IIGatewayIsis IIINot EdenMaaba S'JaCapella IVPollux IVVulcanMestikoNadorTactis IIBeta Nirobi IIPhygma IVOutpost Omega-70Tau Gamma IVM-370Argelius IIMerope IVMalurEulusDonico IIGamma Trianguli VIMasabaLekythosTyrtaeus IIShroud IVHalkaIxtoldeGamma Hydra IVCalydonBelmara IVTuran Tot Narut's planetGamma Canaris NTaunusPlanet 656Beton IIISklurrKarrGraktanPlixesAndriusMuddEarthAneher IIWezonvuNalaingMagna RomaBavaryaNeolithiaMythraRimilliaBabelGamma Canaris NVulcanNisusCertaxNarnel's WorldNGC 667Neural
2268 Fornax IIGamma IITriskelionRudimonArgus XTycho IVCentaurusUsildeTheta VIISigni BetaTautee systemVulcanBeta Canzandia IIIMevinnaSigma Iotia IIXanviaXoxxaInquisitor planetBeta ReticuliDelta VegaNalogen IVDelta VegaDelta Canaris IVAlnath IIAmmdonArretEkosEeiauoSivaoKahlessOmega IVEarthTheta Kiokis IIElasTroyiusElethiaAlsandKosTau Delta IXAmerindStarbase 14 planetAndru 4/6Tranquility VIIMinos VEarthExo IIIT'nufoMinos VEando 375Wrigley's Pleasure PlanetExo IIITortuga VITaos IVTriacusMarcos XIIWokkle IIICawley IVMakon IIIKalaLowariaDreamers' planetSigma Draconis VIMoauvPomplanceRibol IIMarpapluDireidiMedusaElcidar Beta IIIMinara IIOctavius IVBeta CabriniPegasus IVCareta IVBeta XII-APlatoniusIzellEarthScalosM-317Beta Aurigae IIISanoora host planetRhinegeltKalandan outpostBrellian IVPrastorDistrelTttnicktttnorAriannusCheronElba IISanctuaryGideonTau Omega IVTau Omega IIIKolya
2269 Memory AlphaMerak IIArdanaPollux VAvalonBalkos IIINova Atar IIITarnak IIMeta IVVesbiusJanus VIPollux IILeora IVBeta Niobe IIIMygdalus IIIWaasertlaCentaurusRaga's PlanetEdenTheta Tau VHolberg 917GLothorTau Beta IVExcalbiaSarpeidonCamus IIDuwamishEphrata IVSigma Niobe IIGatewayKrasni's FollyVestalanMaltos IVOrganiaKyrosNestaAnomalyAcademyYkoArachnaeBabelEpsilon Delta IVHeartlandMemory PrimeTalin IVWeb of WorldsSyhaar PrimeGatewayMantillesValeriaTaurus IIKinshasaAmusement Park planetMotherlodeMegas-TuTerratinSherman's PlanetVerdanisThe StrandAarak IIIPhi XIUr homeworldVidenGobi IIIPacificaGralafiLoren VArgoWaycrossDengella IIPerryDelta Gamma IVTrefolgLloyd Zeta-9Sigma Iotia IIHesperides II'QosCirce VAndoriaTrellisaneBeta CastelliHoloxBoaco VIJuram VVancadiaChyrellkaVeletus VPatria IPelos
2270 Janus VIPhylos IIVedala asteroidDramiaDramia IIArretLactra VIIBoqu IIDelta Theta IIIPandroBriamosYkoBelarius IVVelat Nol/R-836 IIGelladorn/R-775 IDT-262Belarius IVCenotaphEmilla IIVehtora IVAnabarra colonyN'caiMuldoonCoridan IIIAkladiMuddKubanSaraiStarbase 7 planetStella Mudd's planetMuddTaygeta VOkeanosBeta Omicron Delta IIIYoondriGatewayZeta GibraltarAndrosYusubArtemys 314KwettirPolymax VIIIHollow PlanetEarth (alternate)GatewaySycoraxBira IIINjuraOmne's planetVoranRazarMercanAleriadAritaniYalboVulcanHoshan planetsTanisAragos planetAleph PrimeAleph IIIAntos IVTakoi homeworldEarthDenebiaVeneu IIGribbin IIKlondike VIIsitra ZeroPelosArchernar IVTalos IVPillagra/R-855EarthStarbase 12Tomarii