At last a clear evening good enough to attempt some imaging after a long wait through the Christmas period and some extreme weather. The festive illuminations had disappeared meanwhile so conditions were more agreeable for photography again before the moon gets too bright. Last year I had noted these small patches of emission nebulae high in Orion near the border of Gemini so thought they would make a suitable target for the Newtonian. Though the group seems to be generally identified as IC 2162 it contains Sh2-254, 255, 257 & 258. Despite the guiding being a bit troublesome and transparency not perfect it was pleasing to be able to produce an image once more after the lengthy downtime. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 14x 8 minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, CS2 & XAT.