IC 1101 is a supergiant elliptical galaxy at the center of the Abell 2029 galaxy cluster, approximately 320 megaparsecs (1.04 billion light-years) from Earth.
It was out of reach of normal Wormhole Drive technology until 132145 CE, when a relay system was finally completed to this particular elliptical galaxy. Ever since its discovery it has drawn interest from many scientists, but ever since unusual transmissions seemingly consistent with FTL transmissions were detected by the Confederacy of Humanity and its allies a mission has been attempted as the transmissions seemed to indicate an incredibly old civilization.
IC 1101 is a E3 class elliptical galaxy with a diameter of six million light years. While like most galaxies it possesses a supermassive black hole at its core.
The galaxy is estimated to have over 100 trillion stars, most being metal-rich stars, some of which are many billions of years older than Sol.