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Murasaki 312, or the Murasaki Quasar, was a quasar-like electromagnetic phenomenon. It was located three days away from Makus III at warp 1. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

In 2367, the location of Murasaki 312 was labeled on a tactical situation monitor in Captain Benjamin Maxwell's ready room on the USS Phoenix. (TNG: "The Wounded", okudagram)

In 2368, the location of Murasaki 312 was labeled on a tachyon detection grid on one of the viewscreens of the USS Enterprise-D bridge. (TNG: "Redemption II", okudagram remastered)

In 2366, in an alternate timeline, during the Federation-Klingon War, the location of Murasaki 312 was labeled on a tactical situation monitor in the ready room aboard the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise", okudagram)


In 2267, this quasar ionized an entire sector, including four star systems. This quasar, and others like it, generated what was known as the Murasaki Effect.

Sensor readings from the Enterprise attempted to describe Murasaki 312:

Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise was under standing orders to investigate formations similar to Murasaki 312, consequently delaying the Enterprise from a medical supply mission to Makus III, and sending the shuttlecraft Galileo to survey the formation. While on this assignment, the Galileo crashed on Taurus II within the formation. (TOS: "The Galileo Seven")

In 2328, this was the destination for passengers traveling from Midos V Satellite City Spaceport via commercial transport. Suzi Shimizu traveled on the SS Manoa, John Van Citters on the SS Kogin, and Dennis McCarthy, Joe Bauer, and David Anderson on the SS Wisconsin. (TNG-R: "Inheritance", okudagram)

In 2367, around stardate 44390,1, the Enterprise-D conducted a long-range sensor scan of the Murasaki Quasar. (TNG: "Data's Day")

In the script of "The Galileo Seven", Murasaki 312 was initially described physically as "a misty, slowly undulating blue-shining effect. It is gelatinous, shimmery, entirely other-worldly."
According to the Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), Murasaki 312 was located in the Alpha Quadrant.
Murasaki (紫) is the Japanese word for the color purple.

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