Canopus Planet was an inhabited planet. In 1996, the poet Tarbolde wrote the famous love sonnet "Nightingale Woman" on this planet. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")


Background information

This planet was only mentioned in dialogue.

Although never explicitly stated, the planet's name seems to imply it orbits the star Canopus. In the script of "Where No Man Has Gone Before", this planet was referred to as "a Canopus planet", not "the Canopus planet".

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 65, "United Federation of Planets II") and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Canopus system was located in the Beta Quadrant.

According to Star Trek: Starship Creator bios, Lieutenant Nara, seen in TNG: "Eye of the Beholder", was from the Canopus Planet.

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