dwarf elliptical

dwarf elliptical

(dE) See dwarf galaxy.
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What still puzzles the scientists is the proximity of d1005+68 to the dwarf elliptical galaxy designated BK5N - a satellite of M81.
It has three noteworthy galaxy companions, each roughly as massive as the Magellanic Clouds: the dwarf compact elliptical M32, the dwarf elliptical M110 (also known as NGC 205), and the spiral M33.
Struck also says that the estimated range of the size of that the Sagittarius dwarf elliptical galaxy in its original form is likely to be the subject of study and contention.
Following suspected aliens all the way from the south of England to the remote Scottish island of Skye, Jim, Charlie, and Becky are captured, but manage to escape from a planet in the "Sagittarian Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy," foil a dastardly alien plot, and save the world.
It is undergoing extensive star formation through interaction with nearby dwarf elliptical NGC 4627 which lies only 2 arcmin to the north.
The Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (SagDEG) is one satellite galaxy interacting with the Milky Way.
The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) lists M32 as a "compact E2," and some sources claim the galaxy is a dwarf elliptical (although NED's detailed classifications don't).
Observations by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys spotted 29 dwarf elliptical galaxies in the Perseus Cluster, located 250 million light- years away and one of the closest galaxy clusters to Earth.
The blue glow of Regulus practically extinguishes this dwarf elliptical galaxy.
The Sagittarius dwarf elliptical galaxy, named for its home constellation, is being absorbed into the Milky Way along with the half dozen globular clusters within the dwarf galaxy (see the table on the facing page).
Other astronomers have suggested that Omega Centauri is not a true globular cluster at all but the dense remnant core of a dwarf elliptical galaxy that the Milky Way has consumed and mostly stripped.
Studies indicate that M54 and the fainter globulars Arp 2, Terzan 7, and Terzan 8 are part of the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy, which is being cannibalized by our own Milky Way.