For other uses, see Spica.

Spica (also known as Alpha Virginis or Juris Canopus) is a binary star system located in Sector 14C and treaty boundary quadrant 1 of the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.

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This binary star was visible from Earth, 260 light-years distant, as part of the constellation of Virgo. At coordinates 0.35N 0.12E, Spica occupied the far reaches of 23rd century Federation space, situated towards the galactic core. Spica consists of two type B blue stars and was the location of a number of planets, including ninth planet Spica IX. (FASA RPG module: The Federation; TOS novel: The Klingon Gambit; ST reference: Star Charts)

Spaceflight Chronology noted six planets in the system.

This system was in the general vicinity of the MAO and Sol systems. (FASA RPG module: Trader Captains and Merchant Princes)

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.

The system was first explored by the Federation in the late 22nd century by the Placido-class starship USS Icarus II. The ship's CO and doctor made first contact with the Canaris on second planet Spica II. The crew rated third planet Spica III as potentially habitable, and planets 1, 4, 5 and 6 as uninhabitable. (ST reference: Spaceflight Chronology)

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Spica system binary star primary star

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Stars, systems and objects of the Virgo constellation
59 Virginis61 Virginis70 VirginisAlpha Virginis (Spica)Beta Virginis (Zavijava)Epsilon Virginis (Vindemiatrix, Dessica) • Gamma Virginis (Porrima)Iota Virginis (Syrma)Mu VirginisPhi VirginisRho VirginisZeta Virginis (Heze)
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Beta Quadrant stars and systems (S) SaliehSamnarSankraxSecurisShahrShermanShekkis systemSierraSigma CetiSigma GeminorumSigma LibraeSigma PavonisSigma-1014 OrionisSimon-316SiriusSirius ASirius BSkorr systemSpicaS'sgaron systemSuhailSya Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (A)
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Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (A) AchirdAdhilAjirAl NathAlam'ak system (Alam'ak) • AlcorAldhibainAlferaz (Alferaz AAlferaz B) • AlgolAlkaidAlmachAlmathaAlpha Andromedae (Alpha Andromedae Aalpha Andromedae B) • Alpha AquariiAlpha AquilaeAlpha AurigaeAlpha BoötisAlpha Canum VenaticorumAlpha Coronae BorealisAlpha CygniAlpha MajorisAlpha OphiuchiAlpha ProximaAlpha TrianguliAlpha Ursae MajorisAlpha-1 AndromedaeAlpha-2 AndromedaeAlpheccaAlpheratzAltairAnchaAndromedaAnkaroAnticaAntosAokiiAquilaArawathArbazanArcturusArduriaArgayaArgusArtelineAscellaAtairAtikAurelia Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (A) AcamarAchernarAcruxAcubensAdaraAdelphousAdhaferaAdharaAelasAgenaAgornuAgurthaAjilonAl NairAldebaranAlgorabAlhenaAlnilamAlpha-2 CentauriAlpha CancriAlpha Canis MinorisAlpha Canis Majoris (Alpha Canis Majoris AAlpha Canis Majoris B) • Alpha CarinaeAlpha Centauri (Alpha Centauri B) Alpha ChamaeleonisAlpha CirciniAlpha Comae BerenicesAlpha CrucisAlpha CygniAlpha EridaniAlpha GeminorumAlpha GruisAlpha HydriAlpha LeonisAlpha MensaAlpha MonocerotisAlpha OniasAlpha PictorisAlpha PrimeAlpha ScorpiiAlpha VirginisAlpha VolantisAlpha ZetaAlungisAmarAmargosaAndoriaAngelAntaresArchanisArcherArgeliusAridedAviorAxanarAzhaAzraga Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (J)
Jalidor LambdaJarosJassanJaunyaJenshahnJericho 1JinniaJinoteur Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (J) Jezerek Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (J) JouretJuris CanopusJustarus Beta Quadrant icon image.

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