Orion constellation

Mintaka, the right most star in Orion's Belt.

Mintaka was the first star in Orion's Belt. In orbit of this primary, there was the inhabited planet Mintaka III. (TNG: "Who Watches The Watchers", "Family")

Mintaka's name is derived from an Arabic phrase meaning "belt of the Central One", referring to Mintaka's place as the western star of Orion's Belt. This asterism was seen in "Family".
According to, the Mintaka (Bayer nomenclature Delta Orionis) system was a binary system with an O-type primary dominating its stellar companion. This system was located about 1,500 to 2,300 light years from Sol.
According to Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Planets II"), the Mintaka (Delta Orionis) system, located in the Beta Quadrant, was a single star system with an O-class star.

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