A rare yellow-white supergiant star 300 light-years away in the constellation Carina.

Featured Images

Canopus, the second-brightest star in the night sky, from the space station
Stellar Beacon Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Radio Programs

Canopus III Navigating by a bright star Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Canopus II Pinning down a giant star Monday, February 23, 2015
Canopus Sailing across southern skies Sunday, February 22, 2015
Canopus Navigating by a special star Monday, January 20, 2014
Canopus The silver medalist of bright stars Sunday, January 20, 2013
Brightest Lights Cutting off a slice of the sky Saturday, January 21, 2012
Bright and Brightest Lining up a pair of sparklers Sunday, February 7, 2010


©2015 The University of Texas McDonald Observatory