Merak (also known as Latis Cyrtiva, Beta Ursae Majoris or 48 Ursae Majoris) was a star system, a binary star in the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant, in Federation space at coordinates 2.77N 3.22W. Merak was located in Federation space, near the former Cardassian Demilitarized Zone in the Kalandra sector.

History and specifics[edit | edit source]

The Merak system's orbit was the location of a number of worlds, including third planet Merak II and second planet Merak, a Vulcan scientific colony in the 23rd century. (FASA RPG module: The Federation)

Merak is visible from Earth (79 light-years distant) in the constellation of Ursa Major. Merak has a spectral class A1V, and is in the same general vicinity as Lya, Hanolan and the Argolis Cluster. (ST reference: Star Charts)

This star system was the location of a Federation shipyard facility in the 23rd century, and was one of three such bases that were the primary suppliers of Epsilon-class cutter starships, and one of two shipyards that construct the Kiev and Babcock-class frigates. Merak's yards are the sole source of Derf-class tenders, and the yards are one of several that produce Greyhound-class warpshuttles. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

No history or specifics are established for this location in Starfleet Command III, as its name was arbitrarily selected for a Federation system on the game map by the game software, with random attributes.

System makeup[edit | edit source]

Merak system primary star

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Stars, systems and objects of the Ursa Major constellation
61 Ursae MajorisAlpha Ursae Majoris (Dubhe) • Beta Ursae Majoris (Merak) • Epsilon Ursae Majoris (Alioth) • Eta Ursae Majoris (Alkaid) • Iota Ursae Majoris (Dnoces) • Lalande 21185Zeta Ursae Majoris (Mizar)
Beta Ursae sector block
Bajor sector Ajir (Ajir IX) • Bajor-B'hava'el (Bajor IBajor IIBajor IIIBajor IVBajor VBajor VIBajorCajara, Empok NorDenorios Belt, Bajoran wormhole, Deep Space 9, Deep Space 9 IIAndrosBajor IXBajor XBa'SyladonBajor XIIBajor XIIIBajor XIV) • GolanaProphet's LandingTasak
Cardassia sector Cardassia system (Cardassia)
Kalandra sector Caldik (Caldik Prime) • Draygo (Draygo IV) • Farius (Farius Prime) • Galador (Galador II) • HanolanKalandra (Kalandra Minor) • Klaestron system (Klaestron IV) • KotakiKressari system (Kressari) • Merak (LyaLya Station AlphaMerak II) • Starbase 375
Vulcan stars and star systems
Vulcan home system (40 Eridani, Omicron-2 Eridani, Vulcanis): 40 Eri A40 Eri B40 Eri C Federation icon image. the galaxy's Alpha and Beta Quadrants icon image. Vulcan icon image.
34 Aurigae48 Ursae MajorisSystem 6-15System 6-2394 LeonisAbyss AlphaAesaBeta AurigaeBeta LeonisBeta NorabBeta TriaranBeta Ursae MajorisBomelli 709DenebolaDraco MinoraDuviniaxEpsilon BallaraFiltraGamma EmerataGamma PerseiHarridane 226JurisLaoorby 192Latis CyrtivaLexorLixisLuxor 867MaklinMakusMenkalinanMerakMinidineMirithNarcisusNorassenNova DimoraPiras ZetaPosaraPrimidaraServitrixSigma Beta 443SilicasaSilivarT'RillValar MajorisVistilWolf 346Zeta Paor
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (M)
M-370M24 AlphaMaatMacedonMadduxMadrasMagefferusMakonMakrechaMaltharinMaluriaMalvestiaMandylionManitoba systemMAOMaqMarcanMardelva systemMariphasaMarratMarrisMavokMaynardMazdaMcCarthy systemMeezanMeir systemMeldrarMelonaMengenMenithMercaniadMeropeMesarthimMeta systemMetagaMidnightMidosMinaraMira MajMirazhMiridian systemMirosMoetarMolinusMondoloyMongoMoraMu HerculisMudorMuldorMurobis Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (M) MaazMakusMaluriaMariahMaxia ZetaMegara systemMegrezMelikMenkalinanMenzies 216MerakMirachMirishMizarMonacMu AndromedaeMu CetiMu Draconis Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (M) M'CharM43 AlphaM67 AlphaMakarMaluriaMandylorMebsutaMedusa systemMempaMenk systemMetron systemMiaplacidusMinkarMira AntliaeMorska systemMoselinaMu AraeMu Leonis AMu VirginisMutara Beta Quadrant icon image.

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