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SharpStar2 and PureNight Astrophotography Filters

This month enjoy free U.S. domestic shipping on any size order of SharpStar2, PureNight, or filter pouches! Use coupon code NOV2020 at checkout. International customers can save $5 on shipping with code 5OFF2020.

All SharpStar sizes – 85mm, 100mm, and 150mm – are now in stock.

PureNight filter sizes 85mm and 100mm are now in stock.

All premium filter pouch sizes – 85mm, 100mm, and 150mm – are now in stock.

SharpStar2 150mm Now Available!

SharpStar2 150mm

We’re happy to announce that, as of today, the SharpStar2 150mm is now available for pre-orderscheduled to ship in March.

This new 150mm SharpStar2 size is perfect for ultra-wide-angle lenses like the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm/2.8 and Nikon 14-24mm/2.8 that need a special 150mm filter system to fit on their fixed-lens hoods.

Our premium filter case is also now available in a 150mm size and can be ordered at the same time as your SharpStar2.

Learn more and pre-order now for early-bird pricing.

Gear of the Year: Lonely Speck Gift Guide 2017

Gear of the Year: Lonely Speck Gift Guide 2017

As the end of the year approaches, we’ve been doing some reflecting on the photography projects we’ve completed in the last twelve months. We’ve experimented with lots of new gear, had fun trying new and improved photography apps, launched our second astrophotography filter, and set out on several photo excursions with the lot.

Considering all the tools and technology we’ve used for astrophotography this year, there’s a lot to love, so we’ve compiled all of our favorites this year into our 2017 gift guide.

Read on for our favorite project memories and the top gear we tested in 2017 — and get some ideas for your holiday gift list this year.

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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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