Comet C/2012 V2 LINEAR and the bright spiral galaxy NGC 2997 in Antlia on September 29, 2013. They look close together, but the galaxy is 38 million light years away. (Credit & copyright: Damian Peach) Mona Evans, "Comets" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33712.asp
Galactic Chimneys Turn Up the Heat (NASA, Chandra, 03/06/06) | This X-ray/optical composite image of the large spiral galaxy NGC 2841 shows multimillion degree gas (blue/X-ray) rising above the disk of stars and cooler gas (gray/optical).
A montage of images of Comet ISON taken from September 24 to November 15, 2013. (Credit and copyright: Damian Peach) This was the period of the comet's brightening before it broke up. Mona Evans, "Comets" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33712.asp
BX 442 oldest known spiral galaxy. 2012-07-18. (Credit: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics/Joe Bergeron) This galaxy is 10.7 billion light years away. It formed just 3 billion years after the Big Bang, long before the other spiral galaxies we know. This is an artist's impression based on a Hubble Space Telescope image plus the OSIRIS spectrograph at the Keck Observatory. http://www.bellaonline.com/site/astronomy
Spiral Galaxy NGC 2403. The pink emission nebulae and blue reflection nebulae looks like a scattering of blossoms. The galaxy is located 14 million light years away in the constellation Camelopardalis. (Credit & Copyright: Suprime-Cam, Subaru Telescope, NAOJ) Mona Evans, "What Is a Galaxy" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179279.asp