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Star chart image.

Canopus (or Alpha Carinae or Suhail) is a star with a system located 310 light-years from Sol in the galaxy's Beta Quadrant.

History and specifics[]

The Canopus-class starship, as well as other vessels called USS Canopus are all named for this location. The system contains at least five planets, three of which are inhabited. (TOS episodes: "Wolf in the Fold", "Where No Man Has Gone Before", "Arena")

Known space map showing Canopus.

Canopus is located near the space of the Romulan Star Empire, in the vicinity of Trelka's Lair. (Last Unicorn RPG module: The Way of D'era: The Romulan Star Empire)

Canopus shown on a deployment star chart image.

On at least one format of star chart, this system was in the general vicinity of Murasaki 312, Genovese's Star, Theta Mees, Altair III and Janus VI. (TNG episodes: "Yesterday's Enterprise", "The Wounded", TNG reference: The Continuing Mission)

Canopus vicinity.

In the 2360s decade, this location was noted on a star chart showing deployment of Federation and Cardassian Union ships displayed in Captain Benjamin Maxwell's ready room aboard the starship USS Phoenix. (TNG episode: "The Wounded")

This system is noted as the home of Canopian brandy. (TOS novel: Spock, Messiah!)

In TNG video game: Birth of the Federation, the orbital configuration of the game map star systems was randomly generated each time a new game started. Neither were any history or specifics are established for this location in Starfleet Command III, as its name was arbitrarily selected for a Federation system on the game map by the game software, with random attributes.

Alternate realities[]

Alpha Caranae shown on a tactical situation monitor image.

On a 24th century viewscreen display of a tactical situation monitor in an alternate timeline where the Klingon Empire was at war with the United Federation of Planets in the year 2366, Alpha Caranae was listed on a star chart showing Klingon allied forces in relation to Federation positions. (TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise", TNG reference: The Continuing Mission)

System[]

Canopus primary star

Appendices[]

Connections[]

Sector 221-G
AhmistaAloraAlpha Carinae/Canopus/Suhail (Alpha CarinaeCanopus MajorCanopus PlanetAlpha Carinae IIAlpha Carinae IIIAlpha Carinae IVAlpha Carinae V) • Boragi system (Boragi III) • Mandylor system (Mandylor V) • NelkarNew ThallonPriatiaQandisRespler system (Respler IV-A) • Thallon system (Thallon)
Amargosa investigation star chart
Angosia III (Angosia system)Antica IV (Antica)Antide Prime (Antide system)Archer IV (Archer system)Beta Renna systemBeta V (Beta system)Betazed (Betazed system)Boreal III (Boreal system)Canopus Major (Canopus system)Chalna (Chalna system)Clarus systemCoalition of MadenaDaled V (Daled system)Daran V (Daran system)Delta IV (Delta system)El-Adrel IV (El Adrel system)Epsilon CanarisGamma EridonGravesworldHalee systemHayashi systemHansen's Planet (Beta Hydra system)Idran Star ClusterIlecom systemJanus VI (Janus system)Jaros colony (Jaros system)Lauren III (Lauren system)Lima Sierra systemLorenze ClusterM24 Alpha systemMakus III (Makus system)Manark IV (Manark system)Manu III (Manu system)Maxia ZetaMelina II (Melina system)Milika III (Milika system)Miridian VI (Miridian system)Nimbus III (Nimbus system)Ogus II (Ogus system)Omega Centus I (Omega Centus system)Organia (Organia system)Pentarus systemPenthara IV (Penthara system)Razzbo systemSeiji MajorSeptimus MinorSerlaySherman's Planet (Sherman system)Straleb (Omega Sagitta system)Strnad solar systemThasus IV (Thasus system)T'lli BetaTorona IV (Torona system)Turkana IV (Turkana system)Tycho systemTyken's RiftVandor IV (Vandor system)Vaytan I (Vaytan system)Wolf 359Zeon MinorZeta Antaras IV (Zeta Antaras system) Explored galaxy map.
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (C)
C-71C-111CaberhardtCada-XCaerulumCalibusCalidanCaliphCalkaCalthosCalufraxCalydonCambraCamporCamusCandidaCantosCapernaCapulonCarmara 712CarmolCarmunCarnerCarrayaCarrekCarsiukCarxalCasmusCaspanCaspanCassiopeia DeltaCastoraCastrolaCawleyCelethCelosCenturiCephenesCerberusCerebusCeriunCerkekCerkerCernenCernialCerralCersiunCersolCertax AlphaCerzomCerzosCeti AncitesCetusCevrincChapinCharulhCheron VIChi ScorpiiChiarosCholmondeleyChononChristofiChronianChrysalisCillersCita LagaClaneiaClavisClytomenesCogenColistarrComarConstinaCopernicusCorCordivalCorillCorolaCorosCorrekCorsenCorvidaeCossinaCryblonCrytoktsCulunCuralonCygnia MirosCymkoeCymonCynurCyonis Alpha and Beta Quadrant icon image.
Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (C) CaitCaldikCapellaCapricorn ArdayCardassiaCebelraiCeltrisCharaChi HerculisChin'tokaClarusCor CaroliCorwinCuellarCygnia MinorCzar'ak Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (C) CalbridenCalderCaldosCanis MinorisCanopusCarinae DeltaCastorCestusCetiCeti AlphaChaltokCheron systems: Cheron (83 Leonis) (Cheron A, Cheron B) • Cheron (Omicron Gruis)Chi-1 OrionisChi'tanChironChortCiatellaCimeraCoridanCorvusCursaCygnet Beta Quadrant icon image.

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