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Alpha Carinae II
The USS Enterprise in orbit of Alpha Carinae II
Class: M
Type: Planet
Native Species: Alpha Carinae II natives
Location: Alpha Carinae system

Alpha Carinae II was the inhabited second planet in the Alpha Carinae system. Classified as Class M, this was the homeworld for an intelligent species. (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer") The location of the Alpha Carinae system in the Milky Way Galaxy was depicted in the "The Explored Galaxy" star chart. (TNG: "Conspiracy", 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 at least twenty-nine other planets that were biologically similar to Alpha Carinae II.

Prior to stardate 4729.4, 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. For that test, the starship was assigned to send a genral survey party to the planet's surface. The party was to avoid all contact with the indigenous lifeforms. This test was cancelled by Captain James T. Kirk after he was informed by Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott that the M-5 computer was shutting down systems across the ship. (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

On the "The Explored Galaxy" chart, the star Alpha Carinae was positioned between the Tholian Assembly and Romulus. According to dialog in "Call to Arms", the two were Alpha Quadrant powers.
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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