Local Group is the term for all of the explored galaxies that consist of the Known Space of the Systems Commonwealth and its allied governments and people. The Local Galactic Group consists of several galaxies within relatively close distances of several hundred thousand lightyears: the Andromeda, Triangulum, and Milky Way galaxies as well as 2 dwarf galaxies collectively known as the Magellanic Cloud.
Nietzschean slipscout mapped slipstream from "the Local Group to the Virgo Cluster." (" Deep Midnight's Voice")
Human galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy, is centered in this image. It is an only a medium sized galaxy, although it does appear as a larger galaxy when compared to the dwarf galaxies that surround it such as Sculptor, Ursa Minor, and Sagittarius, which have barely been explored. Those galaxies are as of yet uninhabited, while the Lesser and Greater Magellanic Cloud are inhabited by several dozen different species, of which only a handful are native. The Kalderans occupy those dwarf galaxies and claim them as their own.
In this image, the distance and massive distances in the cosmos can be admired and observed. All 3 of the heavily settled galaxies (Andromeda, Triangulum, and the Milky Way) are seen surrounded by smaller galaxies and nebula's that host no life. The Milky Way is relatively isolated from the other 2 galaxies and their associated dwarf galaxies, which is why travel from the Milky Way to Triangulum or Andromeda takes much longer that Andromeda to Triangulum travel. The Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies have much more related economies and social customs, as well as many different and diverse races compared to the Milky Way. Below is a list of minor galactic bodies surrounding the tri-galactic area:
Pegasus, Phoenix, Sextons, Fornax, IC 10, M32, NGC 147, NGC 185, NGC 205, and NGC 6822
A zoomout into a collective of roughly 400 local galaxies. Known Space is the left lower quadrant.
A map of
Earths solar system. 4 planets within the system are referenced and 2 are actually seen (Earth and Saturn). Mercury and Venus, the 2 most inner planets, are uninhabitable.