The Explored Galaxy

Location of Canopus III on "The Explored Galaxy"

Canopus is a star.

In 2267, USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu used Canopus as a reference point to plot the location of the Enterprise after it was flung five hundred parsecs by the Metrons. (TOS: "Arena")

Appendices Edit

Background Edit

In the canonical Star Trek universe, Canopus and Alpha Carinae were depicted as two distinct stars, with their own solar systems. This was contrary to the real word universe, in which Canopus and Alpha Carinae are the names for the same star, which is a white supergiant about three hundred light years away..

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 65) and the Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Canopus (Alpha Carinae) system was located in the Beta Quadrant. The primary was a F-class star.

For Star Trek: First Contact, Alex Jaeger created a ship size comparison chart for Industrial Light & Magic. On this chart, one of the names considered for the Norway-class starship was the USS Canopus. [1]

The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 115) described Canopus as a red supergiant star and said it was used as a navigational reference by Voyager series probes and other NASA spacecraft.

See alsoEdit

External links Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.