- Three different versions of Rigel IX have been presented.
FASA Version[edit | edit source]
Like Rigel X and Rigel XI, T'ap was an impressive giant, with rings and many moons around it. Many of these moons were home to automated mining facilities, while the largest supported small, drab, and boring mining towns. These were corporation-owned, with access restricted.
T'ap had a gravity of 2.2 g and a 12-hour day. It had a total surface area of 5,470,803,000 square kilometers. About 17% of its makeup was normal metals, with trace amounts of radioactive elements, industrial crystals, gemstones and special minerals. (FASA RPG module: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge)
Decipher Version[edit | edit source]
Heitar was once inhabited long ago by a people who constructed domed cities and huge statues. All this fell into ruins when the people gained god-like powers and destroyed themselves. Spacers' tales told of the world's ghost cities, its mile-high statues and of angry "shells" of life-force that killed anyone who stepped foot on the surface. Certainly, visitors to the planet had a greater tendency to disappear. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds)
Star Charts version[edit | edit source]
- The planets of the Beta Rigel system in the ST reference: Star Charts are inextricably linked to those of the Rigel system. Hence, Beta Rigel IX is included here.