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Rigel IX was the ninth planet of the Rigel system.

Three different versions of Rigel IX have been presented.

FASA Version[]

Rigel IX, also known as T'ap, was the ninth planet of the Rigel system. It was a ringed Class B gas giant with 8 moons.

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[]

Rigel IX, also known as Heitar, was the ninth planet of the Rigel system, in the Beta Quadrant. It was a small and cold Class H planet. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds)

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)

In an early extraterrestrial observation, Rigel IX was surveyed by the Vulcan civilization's starship Yeht Fai-Tukh. (Decipher RPG module: Starships)

Star Charts version[]

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.

Beta Rigel IX was the ninth planet in the Beta Rigel star system, in the Beta Quadrant. It was a Class H desert planet. (ST reference: Star Charts)

Other References[]

Rigel IX was the home of Tamaran City. In 2374, Captain Mackenzie Calhoun visited a holodeck simulation of that Rigel IX city. (NF novel: Once Burned)

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