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Dwarf Galaxy

(small galaxy with a few billion stars)

The term Dwarf Galaxy is used for galaxies much smaller than the Milky Way, i.e., of a few billion stars at most, and as small as 100 parsecs across. They can be any of the normal galaxy types, such as a Spiral Galaxy. Often they are Satellite Galaxies.

Some more specific terms:

Examples (in Local Group):

(galaxy type)

Referenced by:
David Dunlap Observatory Catalog (DDO)
Galaxy Group
Haro 29
Hierarchical Assembly of Galaxies
I Zwicky 18 (I Zw 18)
Local Group (LG)
Low-Surface-Brightness Galaxy (LSB Galaxy)
Satellite Galaxy
SBS 0335-052
TiNy Titans (TNT)
Triangulum II (Tri II)
Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxy (UFD)