For other uses, see Arcturus.

Arcturus (also known as Alpha Boötis or Hokule'a) was a star with a system in Federation space. It was the location of the planet Arcturus IV, homeworld of the Arcturians. (ST reference: Star Charts; FASA RPG module: The Federation; TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)

As an unaligned area in the year 2265, Arcturus was the home of the Merchant's Guild, a criminal organization akin to the Orion Syndicate. (SCE - What's Past eBook: Distant Early Warning)

Quark and McHogue were banned from the Arcturus system for their involvement in a corporation that sold stock certificates to species from nondeveloped planets. (DS9 novel: Warped)


Astronomical dataEdit

Arcturus is a class K orange star with a magnitude of -1.



Stars, systems and objects of the Boötes constellation
Alpha Boötis (Arcturus)Gamma Boötis (Seginus)Epsilon Boötis (Izar, Mirak)Zeta BoötisIota Boötis (Denobula Triaxa)Lambda BoötisTau Boötis


  1. The novelization of "The Conscience of the King" identifies Planet Q as belonging in the Arcturian system.

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