|What's in a Name:||The name of the pilot of Menelaus' fleet.|
|Claim to Fame:||Second brightest star in the night sky behind Sirius.|
|Type of Star:||Yellow-white Supergiant|
|How Far Away:||1,200 light years away|
|How Bright:||About 100,000 times brighter than the Sun!|
|Where to View:||In the constellation Carina the Keel|
|When to View:||All year round in the Southern Hemisphere|
Last modified April 28, 2005 by Travis Metcalfe.