Gary Imm

GaryI

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A backyard amateur astrophotographer enjoying retirement with my wife on beautiful Lake Livingston in Onalaska, Texas, about 90 minutes north of Houston.

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This catalog contains 109 of the most interesting small objects in the heavens which have not been included in the 5 other DSO compilations (Messier, Caldwell, Hidden Treasure, Secret Deep, and Orphaned Beauties) All of the 109 "small packages" here have an individual apparent object size no greater than about 4 arc-minutes, which is 4 times the largest apparent size of Venus. Some of these images I have captured with a 130mm refractor, which is the smallest aperture scope that I would recommend using for these objects. The rest were captured with an 11 inch SCT. The majority of the objects on this list are fairly obscure, without nicknames. For some objects, their image here is the only amateur image of it to my knowledge. This catalog contains 75 galaxies, 12 galaxy clusters, 11 planetary nebulae, 10 HII regions, and 1 reflection nebula. The first image below is a poster containing images of all of the objects, as well as a table which summarizes the key information for each object. After that, the Small Package (SP) objects are shown in order starting with SP1.