61 Ursae Majoris was the primary of the 61 Ursae Majoris planetary system. A planet in this system, Archer IV, was named for Jonathan Archer, the captain of the first Earth starship – Enterprise NX-01 – to chart the star close up. (ENT: "Strange New World", "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II", display graphic)
Background information Edit
The star was designated in Archer's bio screen aboard the USS Defiant and in the script of "Home", both of which were written by Mike Sussman. He stated, in a podcast commentary he once recorded, that the biographical data was not intended to be legible to the audience, and because of that, the bio and other displays like it should be considered a form of "soft canon" overridden by the character's statements. wbm In the "Home" script, 61 Ursae Majoris was noted as being near "the Big Dipper".