"Pillars of Creation" is a photograph taken by the Hubble Telescope gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 7,000 light years from Earth.
They are so named because the gas and dust are in the process of forming, or creating, new stars, while also being eroded by the light from nearby stars that have recently formed.(WIKI)
Imaged with the 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph.
Apogee Alta U-16M camera.
R-HA-O3 (mapped as RGB)
Ha - 40 min ,O3 - 30 min
RGB 10 minutes each
(Total of 1:40 HRS)
Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia June 2012.