I have found a console that gives a sizable bonus to "starship emitters". However,I cannot find that skill in any of my skill lists, be it for my boffs or my captain.
What is that console about?
Starship emitters affect certain skills. Just right click the device look at info and see what skills it affects, if you have next to no skills affected by emitters then it may not be for you, a quick link to wiki http://www.stowiki.org/Skill:_Starship_Emitters.