Achernar Prime - class M - Imperial Romulan State (capital)
Location: Alpha Eridani star system, Beta Quadrant
Dominant Species: Romulan
|Planet Name||Class||Diametre (km)||Position||Moons||Gravity||Day (hrs.)||Atmosphere||Climate||Industry|
|Achernar Prime||M||14,300||II||Rings||1.1G||27.0||Terrestrial||Warm Temperate||Government|
Achernar (also known as Alpha Eridani and Achenar) was a B class star in the Romulan Star Empire, visible from Sol as the brightest part of the Eridanus constellation. Achernar Prime is a planet located in the space of the galaxy's Beta Quadrant, in orbit of the Achernar star system. In the late 24th century, Achernar Prime became the capital planet of the Imperial Romulan State. Until December of 2379, it was a planet in the Romulan Star Empire and amongst the Star Empire's chief farming worlds. In 2379, the system was captured by forces led by Commander Donatra, who proclaimed the system capital of a new Imperial Romulan State, of which she declared herself Empress. Donatra's government resided on the planet Achernar Prime.
In 2381, Benjamin Sisko commanded the Federation starship USS Robinson on a mission to Achernar Prime and met with Donatra.
The system's primary spins so rapidly that its equatorial diameter is more than 50% greater than its polar diameter. In the early 21st century, it was the least-spherical star known to Human astronomy.
The Achernar system could be visually seen from Space Station KR-3.
In 2156, the entity known as Redjac murdered several females in Heliopolis on Achernar II.
The starships USS Achernar and the Achernarclass of vessels were named for this star.