The Cygnus Star Empire was an area of space.
The Star Empire was located on the Oktos Route in the Mid Rim. The region consisted of a handful of systems a few parsecs wide. Due to its closeness to Hutt Space, just coreward of the region, it was believed to have originally been a bribe offered to several of Xim's allies by the Hutt warlord Kossak during the Xim Wars.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Cygnus Star Empire apparently originates in the non-canon Book of Imperial Shuttle Plans: Cygnus Spaceworks, published almost two decades before the name was referenced in canon material. In Imperial Shuttle Plans, the Cygnus Star Empire was associated with "Cygnus Spaceworks" and a "Cygnus system." The Spaceworks was later referenced in canon, in the Star Wars Technical Journal and the video game Star Wars: TIE Fighter.