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Quindar (Alpha Centauri B, or Alpha-2 Centauri) is a star, located about four light-years away from Earth and the Sol system, near the border of the Beta Quadrant. Quindar, along with primary star Rigil and companion star Proxima, is part of the Alpha Centauri trinary system, visible from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus.

History and specifics[]

Quindar was a K class orange star that was part of territory claimed by Earth in the 21st century, and was then located in Federation space when Earth became a founding member of that government.

The Federation starship USS Quindar was named for this location. (TOS references: Star Fleet Technical Manual, Spaceflight Chronology, Star Charts)

Quindar had a number of planets, of which four—Olson, Perry, Lang and Kent—were all destroyed when it expanded into a red giant due to premature aging caused by a time distortion. (TOS - The Yesterday Saga novel: Time for Yesterday)

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Alpha Centauri star system
Alpha Centauri A (primary)Alpha Centauri I • II. BehemothAlpha Centauri III (1 moon) • IV. Centaurus (2 moons) • Alpha Centauri V (2 moons) • Alpha Centauri VI (8 moons) • VII. Al RijilAlpha Centauri VIIIAlpha Centauri IXAlpha Centauri XAlpha Centauri XIAlpha Centauri XIIAlpha Centauri XIII

Alpha Centauri BOlson • II. New MontanaPerry • III. Lang • IV. Kent

Proxima CentauriProxima Centauri IIProxima AlphaProxima BetaProxima Maintenance Yards

Seal of the United Federation of Planets.
Stars, systems and objects of the Centaurus constellation
1 CentauriAlpha Centauri (Rigil KentaurusQuindarProxima) • Zeta Centauri
Centauran stars and star systems
Centauran home system (Alpha Centauri): Rigil Kentaurus (Alpha Centauri A)Quindar (Alpha Centauri B)Proxima (Alpha Centauri C) Federation icon image. the galaxy's Alpha and Beta Quadrants icon image. Centauran icon image. Centauran icon image.
Alpha Canus Majoris/Alpha CanarisArabennBeta RigaliaEgara 172KolitorIllexLaxes AlphaLeoxaLuris EtaMaven ParsisMegolarMinarcis AlphaMolinusMoxenalusOronessOsirisPillas MinoraPiramPrincipPrincipius MidosQuadrixRiciixSestarci 124SingularitySiriusTarletus
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (Q)
QaitosQal'atQizan Qal'at (Qizan) • Qua'KhanQualfQuatrinQurelletQuiradQul Tuq Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (Q) QilydraQuatalQuinor Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (Q) Qo'noSQ'TahlQuatelQuestar M-17QuindarQu'Vat Beta Quadrant icon image.

Background[]

  • According to "real" astronomy, the second component of Alpha Centauri is a class K1V orange star.
  • The four known planets of Alpha Centauri B were all named after characters from Superman: Jimmy Olsen (Olson), Perry White, Lana Lang, and Clark Kent