|Native Species:||Merak II natives|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
According to Startrek.com, the star Merak has been known since antiquity on Earth. This star system was located about 78 light years from the Sol system. The pronunciation for Merak was "MARE-ack". 
According to Star Trek: Star Charts, Merak II (Beta Ursae Majoris II) was a Federation member in 2378. ("United Federation of Planets I") Page 47 of the book states that the Merak system (Beta Ursae Majoris system) was a binary star system. Merak A was an A class star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times the brightness of Sol, while Merak B was an A-class star.