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Arcturus (or Alpha Bootis) was a red giant star and primary of the Arcturus system, located 36.7 light years from Sol.

  • Alpha Bootis (primary)
    • Arcturus I
    • Arcturus II
    • Arcturus III
    • Arcturus IV


  • In the story outline for TOS: "The Cage", "a Class M planet in the Arcturus system" was said to be the origin of "the intelligent Lemur-life", examples of which were intended to constitute one of the captive species in that episode's menagerie. (The Making of Star Trek, p. 59)
  • According to the non-canon novel The Entropy Effect, Arcturus was a mostly neutral territory almost exactly equidistant between Federation, Romulan, and Klingon space.
  • In the novel The Lost Years, Leonard McCoy travels to a planet named Arcturus, outside the Federation in an unnamed star system. The planet was in a state of total anarchy, with individual property owners using shields around the perimeters of their lands for security.
  • According to the Star Trek: Star Charts, on page 44, this star was in the Alpha Quadrant. This system was a stop on the Vulcan trade routes in the 22nd century. Arcturus was a Federation system.

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