| caption=An image of Canopus by Expedition 6
| class=F0 Ib
| parallax=10.43 | parallax_footnote=
| metal=90% Sun
| mass= 8.5
| names=Suhel, Suhail, Suhayl, Alpha Carinae, HD 45348, HR 2326, CDâ52Â°914, FK5 245, SAO 234480, HIP 30438, GC 8302
Canopus (k|É|Ë|n|oÊ|p|É|s; Î± Car, Î± Carinae, Alpha Carinae) is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina and Argo Navis, and the second brightest star in the night-time sky, after Sirius. Canopus's visual magnitude is −0.72, and it has an absolute magnitude of −5.53.
Canopus is a supergiant of spectral type F. Canopus is essentially white when seen with the naked eye (although F-type stars are sometimes listed as "yellowish-white"). It is located in the far southern sky, at a declination of −52Â° 42' (2000) and a right ascension of 06h24.0m.