Santa should have an ASI294MC-Pro with my name on it for Christmas, so I am holding off on shooting nebula until then as my current DSLR has not been modded for astro work. In the mean time I would like to concentrate on shooting galaxies as they seem to work fairly well with un-modded cameras. So far I've shot the more obvious targets that are 'in season' at the moment, M31, M33 and NGC7331. Other obvious choices such as M81/82, M51 etc. are currently to low in the sky during my imaging time window (7 - midnight) so I'm waiting until spring to shoot them.
The issue I have is there are so many choices, but many are either to dim and or to small to make good targets for my scope (1000mm f5.3). I've attempted to find a resource with basic data such as angular size, magnitude and position/constellation to help speed up the selection process but have not had any luck. Does such a resource exist? Is there a 'best galaxies to image' list out there somewhere? I'm also open to suggestions from fellow galaxy hunters.