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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 10Mpc to 20Mpc have been used. It is invariably within the Virgo Supercluster and includes many more galaxies than the Local Group.

(galaxy cluster)

Referenced by:
Local Sheet
TiNy Titans (TNT)