Lta is a star with an associated star system, the location of the planet Dhei, the fourth planet. Because of the pun created by the nomenclature of the planet and star in the native language ("Dhei-Lta"), the world and system became known as Delta when early Human visitors transliterated the name as a letter of Greek language nomenclature. The system is often referred to as the Delta system or the Deltan system, and is known on some star charts as V2292 Ophiuchi, Delta Principius, 114 Delta or Delta Triciatu. The system is inhabited by the Deltan civilization. This star is visible from Earth, located in the Ophiuchus constellation, and is a variable output body, which means it is prone to x-ray solar flares. (DTI novel: Watching the Clock; ST references: Star Charts, The Worlds of the Federation; FASA RPG module: The Federation; ST - Who's Who in Star Trek comic: "Issue 1")

In the late 23rd century, the T'Prar Foundation maintained a reorientation village in the Delta system, operated by Deltans. In 2269, twenty-six former Orion slave girls were transported there to help them establish new lives. (TOS novel: Prime Directive)

In 2294, James T. Kirk claimed this was the intended destination of the Plush Princess. (TOS novel: The Fearful Summons)

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Stars, systems and objects of the Ophiuchus constellation
22 Ophiuchi36 Ophiuchi60 Ophiuchi1440 Ophiuchi • (1440 Ophiuchi B) • 1616 OphiuchiAlpha Ophiuchi (Rasalhague)Beta Ophiuchi (Cebelrai)Gamma OphiuchiKappa OphiuchiV2292 Ophiuchi (Delta, Lta)V2500 Ophiuchi (Barnard's Star)V843 Ophiuchi (Kepler's Star)


While Watching the Clock extensively explained the nomenclatures of "Delta", "V2292 Ophiuchi" and "Lta" as alternate names for the same star, previous sources used the other alternate names including The Federation (Delta Principius), Who's Who in Star Trek (114 Delta) and The Worlds of the Federation (Delta Triciatu).

While ST reference: Star Charts shows the Deltan homeworld in the Alpha Quadrant, the Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual states this is a Beta Quadrant system. For the purposes of this wiki, this is categorized as being from one of the quadrants without specification as to which.

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