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The Explored Galaxy

The location of Sirius on "The Explored Galaxy" star chart

Spaceflight Chronology starchart 1

The location of Sirius on a star chart

For the similarly named location, please see Sirius Delta.

Sirius was the name of a binary star system located less than twenty light years distant from Sol. This inhabited system was home to the stars Sirius A and Sirius B. (TNG: "The Naked Now" production art)

In the mid-to-late 21st century, the Treaty of Sirius was signed, ending the Kzin War between Earth and the Kzinti. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

In 2267, Sirius was one of the stars Lieutenant Sulu used to calculate the Enterprise's position after it had been displaced five hundred parsecs by the Metrons. (TOS: "Arena")

In the mid-23rd century, Harcourt Fenton Mudd paid a visit to the inhabitants of Sirius IX. (TAS: "Mudd's Passion")

In 2293, the location of Sirius in the Milky Way Galaxy was labeled in the star chart "The Explored Galaxy", which was displayed in Captain James T. Kirk's quarters aboard the USS Enterprise-A. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, okudagram)

In 2364, the location of Sirius A and Sirius B was labeled in a star chart of a stellar neighborhood with Sol at the center. This chart was stored in the USS Enterprise-D library computer. Later that year, the chart was scanned by Outpost 63. (TNG: "The Naked Now", production art; TNG: "The Last Outpost")

The Sirius group was mentioned in Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek pitch in one of the suggested story lines. In the storyline "Kentucky, Kentucky," the Sirius group was home to an Earth colony for fifty years. This colony was attacked by Viking-like savages and reduced to a "frontier" log-fort life. They were regrouped and led by Captain Robert April when the SS Yorktown visited the colony.
The chart naming stars within twenty light years of Sol was originally drawn by Rick Sternbach for the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology (p. 77) in the late 1970s. This chart showed Earth commercial and exploration routes after the use of warp drive began. Sirius was a destination on an exploration route.
According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 45) and the Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris) system was located in the Beta Quadrant. It was a binary star system. The primary and the secondary were A-class stars. In the late 24th century, it was a Federation system.

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