M49 is an elliptical galaxy located in the Virgo cluster, 49.63 million light years from the Milky Way galaxy.
It is home to the Chi'zar Eternal Empire, originating from the planet of Chi'karta. The Chi'zar have conquered hundreds if not, thousands of star systems, enslaving many races. They seem to target planets that are rich in resources. Their homeworld is located not far from the core so the outer reaches of the galaxy remain untouched by them...for now.