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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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