Eta Lupi (also known as Cerberus) is a star with an associated star system, the location of planet Cerberus II and a Federation colony, also called Cerberus.


Eta Lupi was in the portion of Federation space denoted as the Starfleet Intelligence sector 1, beyond Izar and Zeta Paor. The closest Starfleet starbase to this system was Starbase 16 in the 23rd century, although there was a Starfleet Intelligence base in the system, at Cerberus colony. (TNG episode: "Too Short a Season")

It was indexed as a class B blue binary with magnitude -1 in Star Trek Maps. The real-world Eta Lupi is a trinary star of magnitude 3.4 consisting of two class A blue-white stars and one class F white star located in the Lupus constellation. (Eta Lupi article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.) Star Charts listed it as a class G yellow star with magnitude +5.

According to Starfleet Intelligence outpost maps, this system's coordinates are 6.66N 4.31W. (FASA RPG module: Star Fleet Intelligence Manual)

Known space

Known space map showing Cerberus.

This system was in the general vicinity of the Antares system. (FASA RPG module: Trader Captains and Merchant Princes (1st edition), ST reference: Star Charts)

On one star chart, it was shown in the general vicinity of the route taken by the blastoneurons to Lavinius V. (ST reference: Star Trek Maps)

The Federation starships USS Cerberus were named for this system.

System makeupEdit

The system consisted of five planets. (ST reference: Star Trek Maps)



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