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
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.
|Stars, systems and objects of the Ursa Major constellation|
|61 Ursae Majoris • Alpha Ursae Majoris (Dubhe) • Beta Ursae Majoris (Merak) • Epsilon Ursae Majoris (Alioth) • Eta Ursae Majoris (Alkaid) • Iota Ursae Majoris (Dnoces) • Lalande 21185 • Zeta Ursae Majoris (Mizar)|
|Beta Ursae sector block|
|Bajor sector||Ajir (Ajir IX) • Bajor-B'hava'el (Bajor I • Bajor II • Bajor III • Bajor IV • Bajor V • Bajor VI • Bajor • Cajara, Empok Nor • Denorios Belt, Bajoran wormhole, Deep Space 9, Deep Space 9 II • Andros • Bajor IX • Bajor X • Ba'Syladon • Bajor XII • Bajor XIII • Bajor XIV) • Golana • Prophet's Landing • Tasak|
|Cardassia sector||Cardassia system (Cardassia)|
|Kalandra sector||Caldik (Caldik Prime) • Draygo (Draygo IV) • Farius (Farius Prime) • Galador (Galador II) • Hanolan • Kalandra (Kalandra Minor) • Klaestron system (Klaestron IV) • Kotaki • Kressari system (Kressari) • Merak (Lya • Lya Station Alpha • Merak II) • Starbase 375|
|Vulcan stars and star systems|
|Vulcan home system (40 Eridani, Omicron-2 Eridani, Vulcanis): 40 Eri A • 40 Eri B • 40 Eri C|
|34 Aurigae • 48 Ursae Majoris • System 6-15 • System 6-23 • 94 Leonis • Abyss Alpha • Aesa • Beta Aurigae • Beta Leonis • Beta Norab • Beta Triaran • Beta Ursae Majoris • Bomelli 709 • Denebola • Draco Minora • Duviniax • Epsilon Ballara • Filtra • Gamma Emerata • Gamma Persei • Harridane 226 • Juris • Laoorby 192 • Latis Cyrtiva • Lexor • Lixis • Luxor 867 • Maklin • Makus • Menkalinan • Merak • Minidine • Mirith • Narcisus • Norassen • Nova Dimora • Piras Zeta • Posara • Primidara • Servitrix • Sigma Beta 443 • Silicasa • Silivar • T'Rill • Valar Majoris • Vistil • Wolf 346 • Zeta Paor|