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  • Large-scale general galactic division of space
  • Defined via two radial planes intersecting cylinder circumscribing the galaxy
    • First plane intersects Sol, second plane perpendicular to first
    • Spinward from Sol, quadrants are named as Alpha, Gamma, Delta, Beta

Alpha Quadrant

  • Spinward quadrant to Sol
  • Often used as shorthand to refer to the Federation, as the majority of Federation territory is located in the Alpha Quadrant

Known interstellar powers

Beta Quadrant

  • Antispinward quadrant to Sol

Known interstellar powers

Gamma Quadrant

Known interstellar powers

Delta Quadrant

Known interstellar powers