From the paper Numerous Proplyd Candidates in the Harsh Environment of the Carina Nebula by Nathan Smith, John Bally, and Jon A. Morse, published in The Astrophysical Journal, 587:L105-L108, 2003 April 20.
The authors used the 4-m telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory with a mosaic CCD camera to take pictures of the Carina Nebula. A selection of closeups of proplyds is shown below, together with their caption.
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Caption to the above figure:
Examples of proplyd candidates seen in our Hα images of the Carina Nebula obtained with MOSAIC on the CTIO 4 m telescope. Top row: Bright proplyds (a) 104405.4-592940, (b) 104619.7-595044 and 104619.4-595051, (c) 104514.2-592825, and (d) 104632.9-600354. Middle row: Silhouette objects (e) 104339.1-593257 and 104339.8-593247, (f) three individual objects 104402.8-593209, 104402.3-593214, and 104402.5-593218, (g) 104411.2-593325 (probably not a genuine proplyd; see text), and (h) 104355.4-600022. Bottom row: Objects with thin tails (i) 104359.6-593238, (j) 104501.3-600211, (k) 104519.3-594423, and (l) 104407.2-602518. Each panel is 15′′ × 15′′ with north up and east to the left.
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