ocal Group galaxy cluster, computer animation. Some 50 galaxies of the central area of the Local
Group are shown relative to our spiral Milky Way Galaxy, located at the centre of the circular grid.
The concentric circles are 500,000 light-years apart, and lines show the positions of galaxies above
(orange) or below (green) the Milky Way's galactic equator. The radial lines show the directions in
the sky. The Local Group contains around 60 members and spans 10 million light-years (3.1
megaparsecs). The largest galaxies are the Milky Way, Andromeda (M31) and Triangulum (M33).
Virtually all of the others are much smaller, so-called dwarf-spheroidal galaxies, although a
handful are irregular, such as the Magellanic Clouds. These smaller galaxies are shown larger than
actual scale, for clarity.
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Name: Local Group Animation
Category: Animations, Galaxies
Medium: 3DS Max, Photoshop