Orbital view of Argus X
Surface view of Argus X
Argus X was the uninhabited tenth planet of its star system. This system was located over a thousand light years from the Tycho system.
2268, the USS conducted a Enterprise planetary survey of Argus X, discovering a large vein of tritanium ore. Captain James T. Kirk sent a recommendation to Starfleet for a survey vessel to be dispatched to this planet as a result of the rich find.
Also discovered on the planet by the
Enterprise landing party was the dangerous dikironium cloud creature, which attacked and killed (or nearly killed) five security guards. ( : " TOS ")
For the pre-remastered episode, the planet model for Argus X was first used for Delta Vega (" "). It was used again for Where No Man Has Gone Before Alfa 177 (" ", The Enemy Within Tantalus V (" "), Dagger of the Mind Planet Q (" "), The Conscience of the King Benecia (" "), The Conscience of the King Gothos (" "), The Squire of Gothos Lazarus' planet (" "), The Alternative Factor Beta III (" "), The Return of the Archons Janus VI (" "), The Devil in the Dark Organia (" "), and Errand of Mercy Mudd (" "). It was later used for I, Mudd Ardana (" "). For the remastered episode, a new planet model was created by The Cloud Minders CGI artist Max Gabl.
According to the
Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Planets I"), the Argus system was located in or near Federation space. This system was a single star system. Argus was a M-class star with a magnitude of +9.
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