This is a work in progress, halted by the bright moon. It's 6 hours of this striking field near Orion. IC2162 is near the center. SH2-257 is just below it, and very close to that and to the left is the smaller SH2-256. The large emission nebula near the bottom is SH2-254. Click on the image for a closer look. This data was accumulated November 21-25, 2012. To get more data I have to wait for the nearly full moon to go away. 

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