Altair VI was the inhabited sixth planet of the Altair system. The system was located in Sector 9 of the Alpha Quadrant. (TOS: "Amok Time")

Despite a long interplanetary conflict in this system in the years before, Altair VI was well known for its excellent shore leave facilities in 2267. In the same year, a new president was to be inaugurated on the planet, an event of significant importance towards stability in the Altair system. The inauguration was expected to send shock waves as far as the Klingon Empire and therefore was attended by three Starfleet starships, including the USS Enterprise. (TOS: "Amok Time")

In 2285, Altair VI was a part of the Kobayashi Maru simulation at Starfleet Academy; the Kobayashi Maru claimed to be nineteen periods out of Altair VI. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

The location of Altair VI on "The Explored Galaxy" star chart

In 2293, the location of Altair VI in the Milky Way Galaxy was labeled in the star chart "The Explored Galaxy", which was on display in James T. Kirk's quarters aboard the USS Enterprise-A. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, okudagram)

This planet's quadrant of origin is inferred based on the position of its star system as seen in the star chart appearing in the Star Trek: Picard episode "Maps and Legends".
"AL-tair" was the pronunciation for this planet's name from the script pronunciation guide for "Prophet Motive".

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