CANOPUS: THE SECOND BRIGHTEST STAR

Canopus is the second brightest star in the sky. However, it is mostly visible in the southern hemisphere. It is part of the Constellation Carina, the Keel. It is about 313 light years away and has a mass that is 8.5 times the size of the sun. The temperature is known to be 7350k (kelvin). It is misconceived as a deep yellow or even orange in color, but it is actually a silvery white color.

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