Advanced Astrophotography Shutter Time Calculator

This calculator goes beyond the basic “500 Rule” to determine the best shutter time for non-tracked astrophotography on a fixed tripod. Rather than just focal length, this calculator also factors in the effects of sensor pixel density, declination and allows for an adjustable tolerance for star trailing. Input your camera parameters and the calculator will output a recommended shutter time that minimizes star trailing depending on where you’re pointing your camera in the sky.

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Introducing: Film Speck Pro

Film Speck Pro: Premium Lightroom Presets by Lonely Speck

We’re thrilled to introduce Film Speck Pro: Lonely Speck’s new premium set of astrophotography presets for Adobe Lightroom! These editing filters and tools encompass the full spectrum of visual styles we personally love to use for astrophotography.

Film Speck Pro features 17 core visual styles, with over 130 unique sub-presets and adjustments designed specifically for fine-tuning your astrophotography image editing.

View our gallery of astrophotography styles available in Film Speck Pro and download the presets.

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How to Find the Milky Way

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If you want to photograph the Milky Way, the first thing you’ll need to know is how to find it. In this article, I share some of my favorite tools and tips for finding the Milky Way’s galactic plane and more specifically, the bright galactic center. Using either smartphone apps or by memorizing important constellations, you’ll be able to find the Milky Way with or without the use of technology.

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