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Local Volume

(region around the Local Group)

The term Local Volume (LV), occasionally used in descriptions of surveys, indicates the region of space around the Local Group. Criteria varies but typically a distance from us is used, i.e., a sphere centered on the Milky Way. Distances in the range of 10 to 20 Mpc have been used. It is invariably within the Virgo Supercluster and includes many more galaxies than the Local Group.

(galaxy cluster,local)
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Referenced by pages:
Local Sheet
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
TiNy Titans (TNT)