Andromeda Galaxy A massive spiral million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Andromeda's population of bright young blue stars lie along its sweeping spiral arms. by Spitzer Space Telescope
Except for the rings of Saturn, the Ring Nebula is probably the most famous celestial band. via NASA (photo: Credit: Composite Image Data - Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing and additional imaging - Robert Gendler)
South of the large star-forming region known as the Orion Nebula, lies bright blue reflection nebula NGC At the edge of the Orion molecular cloud complex some light-years distant, NGC illumination is provided by the embedded variable star Orionis.
Astronomy Picture of the Day - Jan. 2013 - In the Center of the Trifid Nebula - Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula - Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Martin Pugh;
Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of a small galaxy group a mere 60 million light-years away toward the aquatically intimidating constellation Cetus. Seen edge-on, the island universe spans over 100,000 light-years, a little larger than our own Milky Way. (Image Credit & Copyright: Processing - Robert Gendler, Roberto Colombari Data - European Southern Observatory, Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), et al.)