Interesting object

Is this what i think it is

If you think its a very distant binary system, then yes.

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They have that funny appearance because they’re bright enough (15th mag) to saturate the detectors. You can confirm that it’s a binary star system by turning on the “Gaia EDR3” overlay (under “Imaging Surveys”). That shows that they have similar proper motions and parallaxes – so they’re similar distances and moving in the same direction.


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