Comet Lovejoy ( C/2014 Q2 ) has been with us in our sky before the year started and still with us on April and within the grasp of stargazers across the world with the aid of binocular or an instrument of equal light gathering and magnification.
The comet is hovering near the constellation Cassiopeia at this point of its journey form the perspective of stargazer on Earth. The comet is visible from early this month to be seen and observed around the dawn hours before sunrise.
Here is a photograph of Cassiopeia rising on the eastern horizon form the night/morning of April-4th-2015 the night of the lunar eclipse.The Comet can be seen at the top of the little bush a little to the left. And it is annotated in the next image. the time in which those pictures were taken was before the Lunar eclipse totality at the time.
At summit of the mountain, near the Lunar Eclipse totality, Cassiopeia was a little higher above the horizon and the condition of the comet viewing is better, but not by much. Here are a couple of images:The comet is within the 7 magnitude in brightness, and is really dim as the images shows, but still, can be observed with out heavy instruments, and if the place had a better viewing condition, and less light pollution, the view would have been great.
Here is a closer zoom in look to the Comet.I am looking forward for the next mornings to try to capture the Comet even further more, and hope to see it even in next month in May.
Here are last two images, one crop of the comet and another wide view image of the Northbound horizon from the Summit of Rocky peak mountain.The Sunrise was great.
Rocky peak mountain, CA.
April 4th- 2015