Alpha Carinae II was an inhabited M class planet. This was the homeworld of an intelligent species. It was the second planet in the Canopus planetary system. This system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. This was one of three planets in this system that supported life; the others were Alpha Carinae III and Alpha Carinae V. ( : " TOS "; Wolf in the Fold : " TAS "; The Eye of the Beholder , Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country production art)
The planet was a conventional M class world with an
oxygen- nitrogen atmosphere. On the planet's surface, there were two major landmasses and a number of islands. There were twenty-nine other planets that were biologically similar to Alpha Carinae II.
geologist Carstairs once visited this planet while serving in the Merchant Marines on a geology survey for a mining company.
In 2268, the
USS surveyed this planet as a test of of the Enterprise M-5 computer's capabilities. ( : " TOS ")
The Ultimate Computer
The location of Alpha Carinae and Canopus III on "The Explored Galaxy" wall chart
The location of Alpha Carinae on the tactical situation monitor
"The Explored Galaxy" was a map of charted space in the Alpha Quadrant. The Alpha Carinae system was located between the Tholian Assembly and Romulus. Both locations were identified in : " DS9 ", " The Search, Part II " as being located in the Alpha Quadrant. This chart, first seen chronologically in Call to Arms , was also seen in several Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes set in the 24th century, from the year 2364 to 2370. These were : " TNG ", " Conspiracy ", " The Measure Of A Man ", " The Emissary ", " The Mind's Eye ", and The Game : " DS9 ", " In the Hands of the Prophets ". Cardassians