- For other uses, see Procyon.
Procyon (also known as Alpha Canis Minoris) is a binary star system, made up of companion stars named Procyon A and Procyon B about 3.49 parsecs (11.4 light-years) from Earth. In the core of Federation space, Procyon is visible from Earth in the constellation of Canis Minor, in the galaxy's Beta Quadrant. (ST references: Star Fleet Technical Manual, Spaceflight Chronology)
History and specifics
On several occasions in 2364, viewscreen readouts aboard the USS Enterprise-D showed the location of Procyon, in the form of charts from the Enterprise library computer. (TNG episodes: "The Naked Now", "The Last Outpost", "Conspiracy")
- The Chronology depicted Procyon's components and distance from Earth on star chart illustrations, but since it is a "real" star system, modern scientists know a few things about its makeup that weren't in its Star Trek mentions. It is notable that Procyon was briefly glimpsed onscreen in canon productions of Star Trek because the production staff copied their star charts from the earlier Chronology.
The Andorian system was located here. (ST references: Star Charts, Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library)
- 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.
- Procyon A (binary star)
- Procyon B (binary star)
|sector 006||Andor • Procyon|
|sector 38G||Andor • Cimera • Epsilon Indi • Enavoro • Ejul Thelni • Menk • Thalassa • Trilith • Ushilev Nebula • Vorna|