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The Explored Galaxy

The location of Aldebaran in "The Explored Galaxy" star chart

Aldebaran was the primary of the inhabited Aldebaran system. This star was located in the region of space between the sectors 184/02 and 185/138. (TNG-R: "Up The Long Ladder", okudagram)

The Aldebaran mud leech, the Aldebaran serpent, Aldebaran whiskey, Aldebaran shellmouth, and Aldebaran drum sets originated from this system. (TOS: "Amok Time"; TNG: "Hide and Q", "Relics"; ENT: "Anomaly", "Zero Hour")

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Expeditions from Sol System, 2123–2190 remastered

HMS New Zealand on a diplomatic mission to Aldebaran

In 2135, the HMS New Zealand was launched from Earth on a diplomatic mission to the Aldebaran system. (TNG-R: "Up The Long Ladder", okudagram)

In the 2260s, Janet and Theodore Wallace performed experiments using carbohydrate compounds to slow the aging of plants at a Federation outpost on Aldebaran III. (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

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

Prior to the 2340s, the Aldebaran Music Academy was founded on a planet in this system. (DS9: "Shadowplay")

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Aldebaran is a real star. According to, Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) was a spectral type K5 star located 68 light years from Sol. [1]

For the remastered episode "Up The Long Ladder", Aldebaran replaced Alderaan.

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (pg. 60), Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) was a quadrinary star system. Aldebaran A was a K-class star with a magnitude of -1, which was a hundred times brighter than Sol. Aldebaran B and C were K-class stars and Aldebaran D was an M-class star.

A scene from the script of TNG: "The Dauphin" would have had Enterprise scheduled to visit a place called Aldebaran Zeta.

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