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Aldebaran (also known as Alpha Tauri) is a multiple star system in Federation space, located almost 20 parsecs (65 light years) from Earth, where it is visible as the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus. This star is in the Aldebaran sector. ( ST references: , The Worlds of the Federation )
Some sources place Aldebaran at 68 light years from Earth. ( ST reference: Startrek.com )
Federation starships USS were named for this system. ( Aldebaran TOS reference: , Star Fleet Technical Manual DS9 novel: )
Avatar, Book One
Aldebaran A, B, etc. (primaries)
Star Trek.com claims there are "at least" six .
planets in the system
Astronomical data Edit
Alpha Tauri A is an orange giant while Alpha Tauri B is a red dwarf. Alpha Tauri B orbits the primary at a distance of 97.5 billion kilometres. A reflective trail of mineral and ice debris can be seen trailing behind Alpha Tauri B as it travels along its orbit.
Stars, systems and objects of the Taurus constellation
19 Tauri (q Tauri, Taygeta) • 20 Tauri ( Maia) • 23 Tauri ( Merope) • 25 Tauri (Alcyone, Eta Tauri) • 38 Tauri (Davlos, Nu Tauri) • 54 Tauri ( Gamma Tauri) • 74 Tauri (Ain, Epsilon Tauri) • 87 Tauri (Aldebaran, Alpha Tauri) • 112 Tauri (Al Nath, Beta Tauri, Gamma Aurigae) • Ain (74 Tauri, Epsilon Tauri) • Alcyone (25 Tauri, Eta Tauri) • Aldebaran (87 Tauri, Alpha Tauri) • Alpha Epsilon Tauri • Beta Tauri (112 Tauri, Al Nath, Gamma Aurigae) • Davlos (38 Tauri, Nu Tauri) • Gamma Tauri ( 54 Tauri) • Epsilon Tauri (Ain, 74 Tauri) • Eta Tauri (25 Tauri, Alcyone) • Maia ( 20 Tauri) • Merope ( 23 Tauri) • Nu Tauri (38 Tauri, Davlos) • q Tauri (19 Tauri, Taygeta) • T Tauri
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