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Spectral F0 Ia
Type supergiant
Luminosity 13,600
Lum Rank 54th
Absolute magnitude −5.53
Mag Terra −0.72 (2nd)
Temperature 7,500 K

Canopus is an F-class yellowish-white supergiant star, 310 light years (96 parsecs) from Terra it is about 20,000 times brighter than the Sun and the most intrinsically bright star within 700 light years or so. In fact, for a large fraction of stars in the local stellar neighbourhood, Canopus is the "brightest star in the sky".

Canopus is the 2nd brightest star as seen from Terra, it is the 54th brightest star in the galaxy, and one of the brightest in Charted Space. Canopus is not a significantly large star.

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