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The following stars play host to some of the worlds featured in the Dune novels.
Alpha Carinae Edit
Alpha Centauri Edit
A binary star system containing Alpha Centauri B (also known as Rigel Kent), an orange main sequence star. Home to the planets Ecaz and Logi. Absolute magnitude of 5.7 (Alpha Centauri B). From Old Earth the system was 4.4 light years away.
Alpha Leporis/Beta Leporis Edit A binary star system, housing the star Alpha Leporis A (also known as Arneb or Kuentsing). Home to the planet Bela Tegeuse. Alpha Leporis A had an absolute magnitude of -5.34. From Old Earth the system was 1284.1 light years away.
However, the Kuentsing system may in fact be referring to Beta Leporis. In this case: the absolute magnitude is -0.6. From Old Earth the system is 163 light years away.
See: Iota Leporis.
Beta Lyncis Edit
Delta Pavonis Edit
Gamma Waiping Edit
Also known as Gamma Piscium, or simply Waiping. A yellow giant star and home to at least seven planets, including Salusa Secundus. Absolute magnitude of 0.68. From Old Earth it was 130.9 light years away.
Psi Draconis Edit
Sigma Draconis Edit
Also known as Alsafi (from the Arabic ath-Thafii, "cooking tripods") It is part of the constellation Draco.
A main sequence orange star, and home to the planets Corrin and Ishkal. Absolute magnitude of 5.87. From Old Earth it was 18.8 light years away. The Battle of Corrin was fought in the Sigma Draconis system in the year 88 B.G..
Sigma Draconis is relatively close to Old Earth (18.8 light-years)-one might say, in the Sirian Sector.
The home star of Arrakis is also in this constellation, and the Atreides may have their historical origins (ignoring their Homeric genealogical claim) in the Mockmuhl cluster near Upsilon Draconis. . Gamont and Grumman also revolve about a star in Draco.
Also known as The Sun or Al-Lat. A main sequence yellow/white star and home to Old Earth. Absolute magnitude of 4.8.
Theta Eridani A Edit
Theta Shaowei Edit
The primary star for the planet Hagal. The exact location is debatable, but the star probably relates to Theta Leonis, also known as Chort Al Horatan simply Shaowei. In this case it has an absolute magnitude of -0.36, and is 177.6 light years from Old Earth.
- The Stars and Planets of Frank Herbert's Dune (A Gazetteer) by Joseph M. Daniels
- The Electronic Sky
- ↑ DE, page 56