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Would it be possible for a somewhat distant bianary star system to have a planet orbiting their barycenter within both their orbits?

No, but something else might be As has been mentioned, the barycenter of two bodies is used to approximate the effects they both have on something. It is only accurate over long distances, and being ...
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Would it be possible for a somewhat distant bianary star system to have a planet orbiting their barycenter within both their orbits?

Approximating a distribution of masses with their barycenter only works when "sufficiently away" from said masses. Being between those two masses doesn't qualify as "sufficiently away&...
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Stability in my habitable planet orbiting a binary system (Solved)

TL;DR: Liva is probably in a stable orbit, and is almost certainly tidally locked. Important thing 1 is the Hill Sphere. The Hill radius of a body is given by $$ r_H \approx a\sqrt[3]{m \over 3M} $$ ...
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