a supergiant, binary, variable star in the constellation Carina, the second brightest star: magnitude, –0.62
Origin of CanopusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Kan?pos: probably in allusion to the pilot of the fleet of King Menelaus
seaport in ancient Egypt, near the mouth of the Nile
An ancient city of northern Egypt east of Alexandria. It was the site of a great temple honoring Serapis.
A star, 650 light years from Earth, in the constellation Carina. It is the second-brightest star in the sky.
Origin of CanopusLatin Can&omacron;pus, from Greek kan&omacron;pos, perhaps of Egyptian origin.
From Latin Canōpus, from Ancient Greek Κάνωπος (Kanōpos, “Kanopos”)