Delderaan was a terrestrial astronomical object located in the Delderaan system, a part of the Noonian sector in the New Territories portion of the Outer Rim Territories. Long before the Galactic Civil War, Delderaan's northern regions were home to several tribes that had primitive art. The gas giant–type planet Yavin Prime, due to its multi-colored bands of atmospheric gas, resembled an intricate ball of yarns woven by artists of the Delderaan tribes and thrown into the night sky.
Behind the scenes
Delderaan was first mentioned in the 1989 sourcebook Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin, which was published for use with West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Delderaan system, and therefore Delderaan itself, in grid square N-6.