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Beta Lyrae was the primary of the Beta Lyrae system, located 142° NE of the galactic plane. Beta Lyrae was known as one of the rare beautiful spectacles of the Milky Way Galaxy and almost every starship that passed by stop to see it. Beta Lyrae was located between Kzin and Starbase 25. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon") This star was located in the Alpha Quadrant. Its location in the Milky Way Galaxy was depicted on a Federation star chart in 2293. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, production art)

In 2269, the shuttlecraft Copernicus of the USS Enterprise was transporting a Slaver stasis box to Starbase 25 and passed by Beta Lyrae. Kzinti privateers lured the shuttle to a small ice-bound planet located in the star system, using another stasis box as bait. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

In "The Explored Galaxy" star chart, Beta Lyrae was located between the Tholian Assembly and Romulus. Both were identified in DS9: "Call to Arms" as being located in the Alpha Quadrant.
According to Star Trek: Star Charts (United Federation of Planets II), Beta Lyrae (Sheliak) was located in the Alpha Quadrant. This was a binary star system. Beta Lyrae A was a B class star with a magnitude of -5, which was ten thousand times brighter than Sol. Beta Lyrae B was a B class star.

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