It is a real-world object visible in the Pegasus constellation.
History and specifics Edit
In 2269, the USS Enterprise entered the gravity well of NGC 7332 while towing a cosmozoan jawanda in order to discourage pursuit by several other jawanda. The continent-sized creatures avoided gravitational sources and lived in intergalactic space. A massive jawanda 650,000 kilometers wide turned back just before it could be caught in the star's gravity. (TAS - Log Eight novelization: The Eye of the Beholder)
- The real-world object is actually a galaxy 67 million light-years from Sol in the Pegasus constellation.