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Altair (also known as Alpha Aquilae, Atair, or 53 Aquilae) is a star with an associated star system, located in Federation space, about 5 parsecs (16 light years) from Earth, where it is visible as the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila. Of the eight planets present, two are class M planets and three are inhabited. (ST reference: Star Trek Maps)

History and specificsEdit

This system was in the general vicinity of Antares, Omicron Ceti and Janus VI. (TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise", TNG reference: The Continuing Mission)

Ruins on the surface of at least one world in this system indicated that the Preservers once inhabited this planet whilst certain locations show evidence that the Vegan Tyranny also had a connection to Altair. (FASA RPG module: The Federation)

Birth of the Federation referred to this system by the obsolete name "Atair".

The Federation starships USS Altair were named for this location. (ST references: Star Charts, Star Fleet Technical Manual; TNG video game: Birth of the Federation)

Alternate realitiesEdit

Tactical situation monitor

Altair (specifically, Altair III) shown on a tactical situation monitor image.

On a 24th century viewscreen display of a tactical situation monitor in an alternate timeline where the Klingon Empire was at war with the United Federation of Planets in the year 2366, Altair (specifically, Altair III) was listed twice on a star chart showing Klingon allied forces in relation to Federation positions. (TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise", TNG reference: The Continuing Mission)






Stars, systems and objects of the Aquila constellation
31 AquilaeAlpha Aquilae (Altair)Beta Aquilae (Alshain)Delta AquilaeMu Aquilae (Mu Aquilae A (Tyberius)) • Zeta Aquilae (Deneb el Okab)
Planets and planetoids: Altair IIIAltair IVAltair VIAltair VIIBeta Aquilae IIZeta Aquilae

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