Deneb Kaitos (also known as Beta 16 Ceti, Diphda or simply as Deneb) is a star with an associated star system located in the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant, in the space of the Federation. The system is often referred to as the "Deneb system" for the sake of convenience, but it is not to be confused with the "true" Deneb system orbiting Alpha Cygni. It is notable for containing four inhabited planets. (ST reference: Star Charts)

History and specifics[edit | edit source]

Deneb vicinity.

This type G yellow star was visible from Earth, almost 16 light-years distant, as part of the constellation of Cetus. Deneb Kaitos, situated in the general vicinity of Groombridge 34, Sigma Draconis and Cor Caroli, was named similarly to the "true" Deneb at Alpha Cygni. (ST reference: Star Charts)

The system is also home to four sentient species, each of them adapted to the big and dense worlds of the system: the Klaha, the Eyren, the !'hew, and the Deirr. The Denebian species all preferred to move quickly, considering their usual six-century lifespans too short to waste. James T. Kirk once characterized them as "the Galaxy's biggest, merriest overachievers, and a definite asset to the Federation." Because of their similarities, all of the Denebian races often served on the same ships, such as the USS Inaieu. (TOS - Rihannsu novel: My Enemy, My Ally)

The population of the system as a whole is 19.0 billion, with 11.2 billion of those inhabitants residing on Deneb V. Its star Beta 16 Ceti is a type G yellow giant. (ST reference: Star Trek: Star Charts)

The existence of the Deneb Kaitos system is a retcon by Star Charts to explain why some references place Deneb near or even within Federation space during the 23rd century and others place it at the fringes of exploration in the 24th century. The former are actually referring to Deneb Kaitos; the latter to the true Deneb, Alpha Cygni.
Star Charts claims that only three of the four planets are Federation members. It is not stated which one is not, but it is definitely not V, and probably not II or IV, either. Exactly which planets the !'hew and Eyren come from is also unclear.
No history or specifics are established for the Diphda system's location in Starfleet Command III gameplay, as its name was arbitrarily selected for a system on the game map by the game software, with random attributes.

System makeup[edit | edit source]

Deneb Kaitos system primary star

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Stars, systems and objects of the Cetus constellation
13 CetiCeti Alpha (Menkar) • Cetus systemChi Ceti ADeneb Kaitos (Beta-16 Ceti) • Gamma CetiEpsilon Ceti (Risa) • Mu Ceti (Niburon) • NGC 321 (Eminiar: Eminiar VIIVendikar) • Nimori CetiOmicron Ceti (Mira) • Sigma CetiTau Ceti (Kaferia)
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (0-9)
5 Arietis6 Arietis7 Ursae Minoris12 Lyncis13 Arietis22 Hydrae22 Ophiuchi37 Cassiopeiae37 Serpentis47 Draconis56 Arietis57 Arietis61 Ursae Majoris74 Tauri78.56/3.54/23.4483 Beta114 Trianguli128 Trianguli334 Scorpii415 Arietis780 Arietis4725 CancriSystem 330System 7348 Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (0-9) 1 Herculis2 Ophiuchi3 Coronae Borealis4 Aurigae5 Coronae Borealis6 Delphini7 Aurigae7 Delphini8 Aurigae8 Canum Venaticorum10 Canum Venaticorum11 Lacerti12 Canum Venaticorum12 Draconis13 Aurigae14 Draconis14 Lyrae15 Lyncis15 Sagittae16 Ceti16 Cygni17 Andromedae17 Aquilae17 Piscis Austrini20 Draconis21 Andromedae (21 Andromedae A21 Andromedae B) • 21 Boötis24 Cassiopeiae26 Pegasi27 Herculis30 Boötis31 Aquilae33 Aurigae33 Draconis34 Aquarii34 Aurigae35 Ophiuchi37 Cygni38 Sagittarii40 Capricorni42 Boötis43 Andromedae44 Persei46 Andromedae50 Cygni51 Pegasi53 Aquarii53 Aquilae56 Aurigae57 Andromedae57 Serpentis59 Aquarii61 Cygni61 Draconis63 Draconis65 Herculis70 Ophiuchi92 Herculis94 Aquarii99 Herculis112 Tauri218 Persei329 Aurigae492 Lyncis1440 Ophiuchi (1440 Ophiuchi B) • 1616 Ophiuchi1865 Serpens4408 Trianguli Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (0-9) 1 Centauri1 Orionis2 Corvi3 Canis Minoris3 Eridani5 Virginis8 Monocerotis10 Canis Minoris11 Hydrae13 Eridani14 Cancri14 Eridani14 Leonis15 Leporis16 Cancri17 Circini17 Pavonis18 Eridani23 Eridani24 Geminorum24 Orionis25 Canis Majoris26 Monocerotis26–27 Crucis27 Geminorum32 Pictoris34 Eridani34 Fornacis36 Leonis38 Eridani38 Lyncis40 Eridani (40 Eridani A40 Eridani B40 Eridani C) • 43 Pavonis46 Orionis54 Geminorum54 Orionis59 Eridani65 Cancri65 Fornacis66 Geminorum67 Eridani67 Virginis70 Ophiucus74 Orionis75 Geminorum78 Geminorum78 Pavonis82 Eridani83 Leonis (83 Leonis A83 Leonis B) • 88 Eridani88 Pavonis111 Pavonis113 Pavonis127 Scorpii128 Pavonis198 Eridani1020 Octantis1212 Muscae4403 Pavonis 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 16 CetiBeta AndromedaeBeta AquilaeBeta AurigaeBeta BoötisBeta Canum VenaticorumBeta CetiBeta Comae BerenicesBeta Coronae BorealisBeta CygniBeta DelphiniBeta HerculisBeta Maxim 437Beta OphiuchiBeta PerseiBeta Piscis AustralisBeta RennerBeta TauriBeta TrianguliBeta Ursae MajorisB'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 (D)
DaffodonDagemDak-AlphaDanae VictoriaDantarDanulaDaranDarosDaxuraDD TauriDelanosDelosDelta (Delta Principius/Delta Triciatu)Delta ArietisDelta ArlanaDelta CassiopeiaeDelta DariusDelta FuegoDelta IndusDelta NeezottDelta Principius/Delta TriciatuDelta VegaDemeterDeneb KaitosDenkirDenocetDenroDetriaDevidianDevonaDextera 273Dhum'QhaDhu'QuaDiadDidactiDigifalDilyutDinarDizokDonovan's StarDoonaDoralaDouruineDragoDrakenDramiaDraxis IIDrexlerDuran Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (D) DavonDelaviDelkarDelta AquilaeDelta AurigaeDelta HerculisDelta Pegasi (Delta Pegasi ADelta Pegasi B) • Delta Ursae MajorisDenabDeneb systems: (DenebDeneb KaitosDeneb el Okab) • Denobula TriaxaDnocesDoltecDopteriaDorvanDraco MinoraDraco Omega 371Draco UrsulaDraygoDraylonDreonDubhe Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (D) D'deridexDa'KelDasha VertaDavlosDayosDelta CanarisDelta CorviDelta DoradoDelta EridaniDelta GammaDelta GeminorumDelta HydriDelta LeonisDelta LeporisDelta OrcusDelta PavonisDelta PhoenicisDelta RanaDelta VelorumDenevaDerexDesotrianaDevolinDevorasDevorrenDevronDewaDinasiaD'KorinDonatuDrovnaDumok'azen Beta Quadrant icon image.

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