Dwarf elliptical galaxies are the smaller counterpart of elliptical galaxies, being dwarf-sized and usually no more than a few kiloparsecs in diameter. They are similar to dwarf spherical galaxies in shape, but have distinct stellar formation patterns and age.

Well-known galaxies of this type in our universe include M32, NGC 147, and NGC 185.

Galactic Classes
E · S0 · SA · SB · SM · Irr
dSph · dE · dIrr