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Struve 2398




Struve 2398
Photo: ESO Online Digitized Sky Survey
A binary star system, consisting of two red dwarfs, that lies only 11.4 light-years away in the northeast part of Draco (R.A. 18h 42.8m, Dec. +59° 37.8'), northeast of Xi Draconis and southwest of Delta Dra. Both stars show some variability; Struve 2398 A (spectral type M3.0, luminosity 0.00027 Lsun, mass 0.36 Msun, radius 0.54 Rsun) has been given the New Suspected Variable designation of NSV 11288, while Struve 2398 B (spectral type M3.5, luminosity 0.00013 Lsun, mass 0.30 Msun, radius 0.55 Rsun) is a flare star. The system's orbit has a period of some 408 years with an eccentricity of 0.53, giving an average separation between the stars of 56 AU, and a range of 26–86 AU.


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