16 Cygni system

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16 Cygni (abbreviated 16 Cyg) is a triple star system consisting of two yellow dwarf stars and a red dwarf.

Stars A and C form a close binary with a projected separation of 73 AU. At a distance of 860 AU from A is a third component designated B with an orbital period of at least 18,000 years.

The 16 Cygni system is likely to be around 10,000 million years old.

Overview

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Primary: 16 Cygni A
Tertiary: 16 Cygni C

Secondary: 16 Cygni B

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