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dwarf galaxy classification

(terms for of dwarf galaxy types)

A number of terms are used to classify dwarf galaxies:

dE dwarf elliptical galaxy
dSph dwarf spheroidal galaxy
dIrr dwarf irregular galaxy
dS dwarf spiral galaxy
BCD blue compact dwarf galaxy
UCD ultra-compact dwarf galaxy

(galaxies,classification)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_galaxy#Common_types
https://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/CLASSIFICATION/dwga.html

Referenced by pages:
Magellanic clouds (MC)

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