Tau Ceti III was an inhabited third planet orbiting the star Tau Ceti. This planet, the homeworld of the Kaferians, was located approximately eight light years from Earth. (TNG: "The Naked Now", production art; TNG: "The Big Goodbye")
|Tau Ceti system|
|Tau Ceti Prime • Tau Ceti III • Tau Ceti IV|
Background information Edit
This planet was only mentioned in dialogue.
"tow (rhymes with cow)- set-ee 3" was the pronunciation for Tau Ceti III from the script pronunciation guide.
According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 44) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Kaferia (Tau Ceti) system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. In the late 24th century, this was a Federation system, with Tau Ceti III listed as a member.