Stellar Type: O-class blue giant. Companions: 2x B class stars and 1 x K class dwarf star Allegiance:Metasoft, Distance from Sol: 860 ly Luminosity (bolometric): 85,000 x Sol Planets: Most of the original protoplanetary cloud around this star was vapourised before large planets could form; however eleven small planets exist at various distances from the primary, including the largest Somewhere: (Rigel IV), slightly smaller than Mars. Eleven other planets orbit the companion stars.
Rigel is an important Metasoft power-producing star, with a clade of cyborg-human Backgrounders living in the local Oort cloud.
When the Orion Federation emerged in the post-CompEmp era the Rigel system did not become part of it but remained loyal to Metasoft.
Rigel is accompanied by a pair of B class stars, at a distance of 2500 AU. This pair of stars are themselves separated by 100 AU. A fourth star, Rigel D, a K class dwarf, is in a loose orbit of 11,500 AU.