Binary star?

https://www.legacysurvey.org//viewer/?ra=34.4162&dec=18.2518&layer=ls-dr9&zoom=16
The white part of this red star looked strange to me. The single exposures are interesting. There is definitely another object there.

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Binary stars are more smaller than visual perspective. Binary stars are most likely smaller than an entire pixel. The distance from an Au to a light year is about 64,500 times larger than the Astronomical Unit

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Is it a distant galaxy behind the star you think?

There are plenty of wide binaries with high enough separation to be resolved.

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Yeah looks like a background galaxy to me.

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Yeah, that rarely happens. I think these need to be much closer to be resolved.

There are tens of thousands of binary systems with the individual components resolved in gaia (which, while having decent resolution, requires a wide separation to resolve such systems, even for nearby stars). They’re really not that rare.