Dwarf Galaxies

Dwarf galaxies are generally smaller and less luminous than normal galaxies. They may be associated with larger spiral galaxies and may make up part of a galactic halo. Most dwarfs can be classified as Dwarf Spheroidal (dSph) or Dwarf Elliptical (dE), but if they are undergoing a burst of star formation, they may be classified as Blue Compact Dwarfs (BCDs).

Click any thumbnail below to view the details of that image. Other images of the atomic hydrogen in dwarf galaxies can be found in the HI Rogues Gallery.




He 2-10

NGC 4449

NGC2537

NGC3664

UGC5391
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