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Table 2

Deconvolved FWHM width and asymmetric parameter for the averaged profiles of the 5 dense fronts of M 16.

Dense front FWHM (pc) σFWHM (pc) Asymmetry σ asym

North front 0.44 0.12 3.3 1.4
North pillar 0.54 0.08 3.4 1.1
Spire 0.45 0.13 2.4 0.8
Pc 1 0.38* 0.09 0.4 0.4
Pc 2 0.35* 0.08 1.8 0.4



The width of the two largest pillars in the three Pillars of Creation is affected by a lack of angular resolution.

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