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- It is unclear if there is a greater overall connection between the systems to explain why they so frequently are referred two by the same name, or if it is simply coincidence and possibly confusion on the part of the various characters referring to them. In actuality, the dual naming was devised by writers and technical advisors to explain certain mentions of visits to Rigel in the early era of Star Trek space exploration, as the slow warp speeds of the time shouldn't have been able to frequently access the more distant "true" Rigel.
Rigel (Beta Orionis)
- Main article: Beta Orionis.
The Rigel system (also known as Beta Orionis or Kolar) is a major system that is quite distant from the core of the Federation, and probably the most notable to Earth astronomy due to observations throughout the history of Human science. This system is visible from Sol in the constellation of Orion. (ST reference: Star Charts)
- Main article: Beta Rigel.
|Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (R)|
|Rachelis • Raddan • Rahwe • Rai • Rainsford • Rajatha • Rakon • Ramedes • Rasalgethi • Rastan • Ravanar • Raville • Refniai • Regal • Rejarris • Rell's Theta system • Relva • Rho Drunir • Rho Ophiuchi • Ribeldalia • Ribol • Ridix • Rigelken • Rivala • Rodden • Rogg • Romulus B • Rona Tan • Ross 154 • Ross 271 • Rousseau • Rovan • Rover • Ruchba • Ruli • RY Antliae|
|Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (R)||Rakal system • Raknal • Rasalhague • Redansk • Regulon • Rho Capricorni • Rhota'Nev • Rissa • Rog • Rondac • Rotanev • Rudellia • Rymus|
|Beta Quadrant stars and systems (R)||Ramatis • Rana • Rator • Regulus • Regulus A • Respler • Reytan • Rho Tucanae • Rigel systems: (Beta Orionis: Rigel A, Rigel BC • Beta Rigel) • Rigil Kentaurus • Romii system • Romulus B • Romulus system • Rotarran • Roulean|