IC 2162 is a small, and rather strange emission nebula in the north-east corner of Orion. In the above image IC 2162 is the left-most of the 3 nebulae.
n the above image, which is processed using the ESO method, IC 2162 is the left-most of the 3 nebulae in the centre of the image. Neither of the other two are mentioned in "The Sky" or "MegaStar". In addition to these three nebulae, there is another very small emission nebula to the lower right, and a larger, very faint one above and slightly left. To round out the image, there are also 3 asteroids in the image. These can be recognised by their motion during the imaging, giving right to a coloured trail of red, green and blue. These asteroids are indicated in the image below.
The 3 asteroids are:-
1. 1341 Edmee, Magnitude 14.4
2. 103 Hera, Magnitude 11.5
3. 1689 Floris-Jan, Magnitude 14.0.