IC 342/Maffei Group

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The IC 342/Maffei Group (also known as the IC 342 Group or the Maffei 1 Group) is the nearest group of galaxies to the Local Group. The group is basically a binary group. The member galaxies are mostly concentrated around either IC 342 or Maffei 1, which are the brightest galaxies in the group.[1]

The group, and the Local Group, are in the Virgo Supercluster (i.e. the Local Supercluster).[2]

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  1. Karachentsev I.D. (2005). "The Local Group and other neighboring galaxy groups". Astronomical Journal. 129 (1): 178–188. arXiv:astro-ph/0410065. Bibcode:2005AJ....129..178K. doi:10.1086/426368. S2CID 119385141.
  2. Tully R.B. (1982). "The local supercluster". Astrophysical Journal. 257: 389–422. Bibcode:1982ApJ...257..389T. doi:10.1086/159999.