- For other uses, see Antares.
Antares (or Alpha Scorpii) is a binary star system located in the Antares sector of the Beta Quadrant. The twin stars that make up this system are referred to as Antares A and Antares B. The system's stars are spectral class M and spectral class B, respectively. (TOS episode: "Charlie X", ST references: The Worlds of the Federation, Star Charts)
At many points in the vicinity of the Federation, Antares is one of the brightest bodies visible. Shortly before stardate 7502.9, at 0739 hours, the USS Enterprise observed in line-of-sight when Antares occulted Deneb, meaning the two brightest stars visible to their ship appeared to merge. As it wasn't an exciting mission, most of the Enterprise crew attended a viewing of the spectacle. (TOS novel: World Without End)
The numerous inhabited worlds are politically united as the Antares Corona Worlds, and are represented on the Federation Council. (TOS novels: Death's Angel, Prime Directive) In the 23rd century, the Antaran ambassador to the Federation was an individual named Marmeluke. (TOS novel: Death's Angel)
- Antares A
- Antares B