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    I have discovered two suns who are the same distance from Earth [331.46 LY] and not 'far' apart from each other. These two stars are HIP 69917 and 69818 in the constellation of Bootes. I find it rather bizarre that two suns close to each other or exactly the same distance from Earth. Maybe they are a binary system?

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    The stars appear to be about 0.8 degrees apart, so using a little trigonometry, I calculate that the stars are about 4.6 LY apart. That's about the distance form our sun to Proxima Centauri. I doubt that they are a binary system since they are so far apart. A good example of a binary system is Mizar. This site says that the components are 345 AU apart - much less than a lightyear.

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    Can anyone else shed some light on this?

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