Zeta Centauri was a star system, a binary star located about 118 parsecs (385 light-years) from Earth, where it is visible as in the constellation of Centaurus in the space of the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrants.
History and specifics
In the year 2266, the Federation starship USS Enterprise was heading for Zeta Centauri to scout it for class M planets when it received an emergency transmission from Argylus. (TOS comic: "Child's Play")
- Since this is a "real" star system, we know details about its location and makeup not revealed in its Star Trek mentions, where it was only mentioned by name.