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Celtris III

Celtris III from orbit

Type: Planet
Location: Celtris system
Affiliation: Cardassian Union

Celtris III was the third planet in the Celtris planetary system. This uninhabited planet was located within Cardassian space.

In 2369, Starfleet Intelligence began monitoring bursts of theta-band subspace emissions from Celtris III, which typically indicate a metagenic device in operation. Since such devices were illegal, this lead Starfleet to believe that the Cardassians might have been operating a secret research lab somewhere beneath the planet's surface. However, the signal was faked just to lure Captain Jean-Luc Picard to the planet, who was an expert in theta radiation. During a secret mission on Celtris III, Picard was taken into custody and interrogated by Gul Madred. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I", "Chain of Command, Part II")

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (page 46), the Celtris system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. This system was a single star system. This system's primary was a Class M star with a magnitude of +9.

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