Lta is a star with an associated star system, the location of the planet Dhei, the fourth planet in orbit. 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.

History and specifics[edit | edit source]

The Delta 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 the year 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)

The Delta system's orbit was also the location of an asteroid belt which contained at least one named asteroid, Mila Xa. In 2266, the USS Enterprise visited the Delta system to investigate the mystery of Saeena's tomb on Mila Xa. (TOS comic: "The Haunted Asteroid")

System makeup[edit | edit source]

Lta (aka Delta, Delta Triciatu, Delta Principius, 114 Delta, V2292 Ophiuchi) primary star

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Connections[edit | edit source]

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 Ophiuchirho Ophiuchi nebula (Rampartrho Ophiuchi) • V2292 Ophiuchi (Delta, Lta)V2500 Ophiuchi (Barnard's Star)V843 Ophiuchi (Kepler's Star)
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 Andromedae51 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 (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 MajorisDenabDenebDeneb el OkabDeneb KaitosDenobula 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.
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (L)
L-370L2 PuppisL374LaktarLalande 21185Lam Qaf KhaLambda ScorpiiLandauLargoLaurgattLegaraLentrexLerikLeviniusLexeLokiLokrasLomatinLoranLorealynLorenLorillia systemSystem LoskiLotoraLP 327-186LtaLursenLycosLydan Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (L) LahraLambda BoötisLambda Coronae BorealisLambda SerpentisLangusLapolisLappaLukariLyra systemLyshanLytasia system Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (L) LackeyLactraLambda GeminorumLaurentianLeughonLuyten's Star Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (V)
V2292 OphiuchiVab 7791VaccaVagraValhallaVandaliaVandorVaranuVardaVarrinaVarkienVarlosVarmunVarrekVarsiukVarsiunVehlaVehtoraVela OB2-404VelaraVelarrhVeletusVelikanVellamoVellun GammaVendrakVeneradtVeneuVerianneVeriniusVerkasVerlosVermiurVernenVestiosVesuviVidettiVigan DeltaVilliamVindemiatrixVissiaVistilVitabonVojeanVolaVolanusVorkalVormiolVornekVornerVorrierVorsiukVorzunVossVotannisVotarVukierVuliunVulpecula 12VuniexVuriexVurox Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (V) V2500 OphiuchiValeriaValoVan Maanen's StarVandenVarianVegaVelosVenatorVentaniVentarus IdrilonVerdanisVicoVlugtaVolchokVolnar Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (V) Vela 3AGVela PulsarVendor systemVeridianVertiliaVesperVorVor'chaVornVornaVor'nakVulcanis (Vulcanis AVulcanis BVulcanis C) Beta Quadrant icon image.

Background[edit | edit source]

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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