The constellation of Columba is very close to Canopus, the second brightest star in the sky.
Long range probe spacecraft like Voyager have a Canopus detector which it uses along with the Sun to work out its position using triangulation.
The Temple at Dendera in Egypt is a Canopus observation site which was used to plot precession. Zep Tepi, the first time is the point when Canopus appears due south on the horizon from Dendera, which is 24° 24' 00" N and 33°
00' 00" E. Almost on the Tropic of Cancer and we have the 33°
. That's 33° from the meridian for those who thinks meridians are trivial.
Canopus is so bright that it can have a sunrise effect like the sun. Yes it can in fact produce a Golden Dawn
Canopus is part of the, now defunct, constellation of Argo Navis dismembered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763 into Puppis, Carina, Vela. Argo Navis was an Ark like constellation which is led by Columba, the dove.
Canopus is almost at the centre of the celestial pole. It is on the axis of the earth's orbit around the sun. Evenly spaced around it at four six hour intervals are the four Royal stars. Aldeboran, Regulus, Fomalhaut and Antares.
Fomalhaut used to be in the Constellation of Aquarius, the next era after Pisces which we are in now.
This is important to the Priory of Sion. The wavy line in the sun is the symbol for Aquarius. Note the star above the sun, that's Fomalhaut.
The dove was of course the Branch Bearer for Noah's Ark and the Branch Bearer is Semiramis (it literally means Branch Bearer), she is the Whore of Babylon
. A statue of Queen Semiramis stands on Staten Island at the entrance to New York. Here she's called the Statue of Liberty.
We of course also have Christopher Columbus (real name Cristóbal Colón) friend of Rene d'Anjou, POS Grand Master and creator of the phrase Et in Arcadia Ego and Saint Columba
, who converted the Celts in Britain (at least he thinks he did)
Queen Elizabeth II carried a dove at her coronation.
You might like to look up Esclarmonde
from the Cathar legend who turned herself into a dove and flew east to the mountains of Asia. This she did after she had secured the Grail after the fall of Montsegur. She is Saint Esclarmonde
of the Gnostic Church. She's very big in British Columbia.
Columbus sailed with three ships, Nina Pinta and the Santa Maria.
ALL Spanish ships were names after saints and so the Nina and Pinta are nicknames. The Nina was the Santa Clara (Saint Clair or Sinclair) and we do not know which saint gave the correct name to the Pinta. But I would bet money that Colon (Columbus) knew precisely where he was going before he sailed.