The Enterprise enters the Devolin asteroid field

Partial map of asteroid field in Devolin system

The Devolin system was a star system that contained both a great deal of ionizing radiation and a large asteroid field, which included such specific asteroids as Alpha 331, Beta 071, and Gamma-601. This system was located in Sector 1607.

In 2358, the USS Pegasus drifted into the system, having suffered heavy damage from a large explosion in main engineering. The ship was testing an experimental (and illegal) phasing cloaking device. Still in a phased state, the ship passed in to a large asteroid, at which point the cloak failed and the ship dephased, with around two-thirds of the ship materializing inside solid rock. The explosion, along with the hull breaches caused by the failure of the cloak, killed everyone aboard.

In 2370, the Romulan warbird Terix entered the system and discovered wreckage from the Pegasus. Starfleet learned of this and dispatched the USS Enterprise-D to locate the ship first. They were successful, but their attempts to recover the phasing cloak were hindered when the Romulans sealed the Enterprise inside the asteroid. The Enterprise was able to escape using the phasing cloak to pass through the rock. (TNG: "The Pegasus"; ENT: "These Are the Voyages...")

In the script, the Devolin system is described as "...a solar system that never coalesced into discrete planetary bodies. It's a swirling disc of rocks and other matter." Devolin is pronounce "DEH-vo-lan". [1]
According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 66) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Devolin system was located in the Beta Quadrant. The system's primary was an A-class star.

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