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Alpha Carinae II
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The USS Enterprise in orbit of Alpha Carinae II

Class: M
Type: Planet
Native Species: Alpha Carinae II natives
Location: Alpha Carinae system
Alpha Quadrant

Alpha Carinae II was the inhabited second planet in the Alpha Carinae system. This system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. Classified as Class M, this was the homeworld for an intelligent species. (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer"; 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.

The geologist Carstairs once visited this planet while serving in the Merchant Marines on a geology survey for a mining company.

In 2268, the USS Enterprise surveyed this planet as a test of of the M-5 computer's capabilities. (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

In the star chart "The Explored Galaxy", the star Alpha Carinae was positioned between the Tholian Assembly and Romulus. Both were identified in DS9: "Call to Arms" as being located in the Alpha Quadrant.
According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (pg. 65, "United Federation of Planets I"), Alpha Carinae II (or Canopus II) was located in or near Federation space. In 2378, Alpha Carinae II was a Federation member.

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