Astrophysics (index)

Local Group

(group of galaxies including the Milky Way)

The Local Group (LG) is a Galaxy Group of more than 54 galaxies including the Milky Way, Andromeda, and a number of dwarf galaxies such as Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, Large Magellanic Cloud, Triangulum Galaxy, Small Magellanic Cloud, Sagittarius Dwarf Irregular Galaxy, Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy, and Ursa Major II Dwarf. Its diameter is 10 mega light-years. It is part of the Local Sheet and the Virgo Supercluster.

(galaxy cluster,local)

Referenced by:
Astronomical Quantities
Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy
Council Of Giants
Dwarf Galaxy
Galaxy Group
Gas Streamer
IC 342
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Local Sheet
Local Void
Local Volume (LV)
Andromeda (M31)
Triangulum Galaxy (M33)
Milky Way
Sagittarius Dwarf Irregular Galaxy (SagDIG)
Satellite Galaxy
Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC)
Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxy (UFD)
Ursa Major II Dwarf
Virgo Supercluster