Anthropomorphized comet, from Un Autre Monde, J.J. Grandville, 1844.
Aurora oder Matuta, a watercolour sketch of comet Aurora, 1587, author and illustrator unknown.
One of several great comet illustrations on BibliOdyssey’s post about the 16th Century Kometenbuch. Scans of the book, of which two copies exist today, are available on the website of the Universitätsbibliothek Kassel.
Comet death dive courtesy of NASA’s SOHO.