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Dwarf elliptical galaxy

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  1. are elliptical galaxies that are much smaller than others, classified as dE

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  2. They are quite common in galaxy groups and clusters, and are usually companions to other galaxies

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  3. in astronomy

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  4. One of the most nearby Dwarf ellipticals (dEs) is Messier 110 (also known as NGC205), a satellite of the Andromeda galaxy

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  5. While the surface brightness profiles of giant elliptical galaxies are well described by de Vaucouleur's law, dEs have exponentially declining surface brightness profiles

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