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Star Trek actually uses both Bayer name, and regular name, when applicable. The most notable, is in "Whom Morns for Adonis" when it is referred by both Bayer and regular names. It is interesting because Kirk was referring to the system when using the Bayer name, and the regular name for the particular planet, Pollux 4, Pollux 5 and so forth. --TOSrules 01:13, Oct 22, 2004 (CEST)

That's interesting.. perhaps you could footnote these star names with notations about which naming system they derive from. -- Captain Mike K. Bartel 01:30, 22 Oct 2004 (CEST)
I'm not sure what you are suggesting, The Stars normal names, like Rigel, and Bellatrex, and other stars are really it's ancient name, some are Arabic, Greek, and other regions. They are actually words, Alnetak is Arabic for "String of Pearls". Rigel is Arabic for "Foot". But these names do not applied to all stars. So a man named Bayer, created his Bayer Star Catalog, which list planets by it's Constellation name and a Greek letter Like Alpha or Beta. The Greek letters are alphabetical for it's brightness in that constellations, although Alpha is not always the brightness in a constellation, go figure. Star Trek freely uses both names, thus they are both equally applicable. --TOSrules 01:47, Oct 22, 2004 (CEST)
I'm aware of that. It's just interesting when a star is referred to by is catalog name in one reference, and then its ancient name in another. I believe i once wrote a bit on my site about a plethora of Alpha Eridani vs. Achernar references in novels. -- Captain Mike K. Bartel 01:57, 22 Oct 2004 (CEST)

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Alnitak's General position does fit with Argelius II, in that it is beyond Rigel. it is unclear if these two worlds are the same, but we know Argelius is not Mintaka.

Does it really fit that good? I personally wouldn't describe Alnitak as being located "beyond Rigel" - there surely are thousands of stars that better fit that description. -- Cid Highwind 16:11, 26 Oct 2004 (CEST)

Alnitak planetEdit

Alnitek as listed here was referred to as a planet orbiting the star, Although we do not know the exact planet in the system, we know it was a planet.

Yes, but this article defines the star. I'd prefer to hold off categorizing this as a planet article, or create a separate article for the unnamed planet -- Captain Mike K. Bartel

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