Comet Lovejoy still visible in constellation Cassiopeia

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy is still visible in the sky in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is not as bright as it was a few months ago but can still be seen with a pair of binoculars. It is probably best viewed in the evening as Cassiopeia moves lower in the sky overnight and in the early morning hours. This makes it more difficult to see as there is more atmospheric attenuation at these lower elevation angles.

Sky map for locating Comet Lovejoy (03/22/2015) using the free and open source <a href="http://www.stellarium.org" target="_blank">Stellarium</a> planetarium software.
Sky map for locating Comet Lovejoy (03/22/2015) using the free and open source Stellarium planetarium software.

Using my recently acquired iOptron Skytracker for tracking night sky objects I took numerous exposures totaling 14 minutes (9x60s@iso1600; 10x30s@iso3200). These were then stacked in Deep Sky Stacker (DSS), a very good and free program designed for astrophotography.

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy on 03/16/2015. A faint tail can be seen extending to the upper right.
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy on 03/16/2015. A faint tail can be seen extending to the upper right.

The resulting image was then post-processed using the Astronomy Tools v1.6 actions in Photoshop.