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Known space map showing Spica.

Spica (also known as Alpha Virginis or Juris Canopus) is a binary star system located in the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.


This binary star was visible from Earth, 260 light-years distant, as part of the constellation of Virgo. At coordinates 0.35N 0.12E, Spica occupied the far reaches of 23rd century Federation space, situated towards the galactic core. Spica consists of two type B blue stars and was the location of a number of planets, including ninth planet Spica IX. (FASA RPG module: The Federation; TOS novel: The Klingon Gambit; ST reference: Star Charts)

Federation space FASA TCMP

Federation space star map.

This system was in the general vicinity of the MAO and Sol systems. (FASA RPG module: Trader Captains and Merchant Princes)

System makeupEdit

  • Spica binary
    • Spica I
    • Spica II
    • Spica III
    • Spica IV
    • Spica V
    • Spica VI
    • Spica VII
    • Spica VIII
    • Spica IX



Stars, systems and objects of the Virgo constellation
59 Virginis61 Virginis70 VirginisAlpha Virginis (Spica)Beta Virginis (Zavijava)Epsilon Virginis (Vindemiatrix, Dessica) • G Virginis (Porrima)Iota Virginis (Syrma)Mu VirginisPhi VirginisRho VirginisZeta Virginis (Heze)

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