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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: Canopus system
Alpha Quadrant

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.

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")

"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", "Call to Arms" as being located in the Alpha Quadrant. This chart, first seen chronologically in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, was also seen in several 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", "The Game", and DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets", "Cardassians".
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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