This star group consists of mainly white dwarf stars and 'stellar corpses', which have no life of any kind. Some stars in the globular cluster are main-sequence orange K class stars. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds)
The globular cluster is located about 80 light years from Vulcan and somewhat near to Altair and Rigel. It was located at coordinates -119.4, -43.7, -24.0. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds, ST references: Star Trek Maps, Worlds of the Federation)
One red giant still supports a system of eleven planets, five terrestrial and six gas giants. The fourth, Talos IV, has a dying race of telepathic humanoids. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation)
Talos was the ostensible origin point of James T. Kirk's expedition aboard the yacht starship Plush Princess prior to arrival in the Beta Promethean system in 2293. Spock revealed this falsehood about the yacht's travel path when contacted by the Beta Promethean's traffic control. (TOS novel: The Fearful Summons)
Alternate timeline[edit | edit source]
- Since the regular timeline's Federation also uses the TNC as a catalog system to number stellar discoveries, it's possible this name is an alternate name in the regular timeline as well.