The Maxia Zeta system was an uninhabited planetary system. The system consisted of a primary and twelve planets, none of which were habitable. The planets Maxia Zeta III and Maxia Zeta IV, and its moons, were located in the system's habitable zone. The system was located at coordinates 16453/452.45.

On stardate 40217.3, in 2355, the USS Stargazer was on a routine survey mission to scan the planets in this system. Traveling at warp through the system, the Stargazer was ambushed by a Ferengi starship that was launched from one of the moons of Maxia Zeta IV. (TNG: "The Battle" display graphic)

The conflict, known later as the Battle of Maxia, became legendary among the students at Starfleet Academy for the tactic used by Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the defense of his ship and crew. (TNG: "The Battle")

In 2371, the location of Maxia Zeta was labeled in the star chart Data and Picard were studying in stellar cartography aboard the USS Enterprise-D. (Star Trek Generations, display graphic)

The map of the system depicted the orbital paths of only seven planets. This map would be modified and would later appear in "Datalore", "Conspiracy", and "The Ensigns of Command".
According to Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Planets I") and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Maxia Zeta system was a binary system in the Alpha Quadrant. The primary was a K-class star and the secondary was a M-class star. In the late 24th century, this was an independent system.
According to, the primary was named Maxia Zeta.

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