Antoine & Dalia Grelin, Nevada Astrophotography
Antoine & Dalia Grelin
Antoine - Growing up in the country side of France, far away from any big city, seeing thousands of stars floating in the night sky was something normal for me. After moving to the US at age 17, and living in the center of a huge city like Las Vegas, I had no hope of even trying to stargaze again. That was before I realized that even though Vegas is one of most light polluted cities in America, it is surrounded by the desert! I got into Astrophotography after seeing the beautiful starry sky of the desert. Although I have to drive an hour or two every time I want to stargaze or photograph the night sky, it is always worth it.
Dalia - Hardly ever leaving the city, there was never a chance for me to see the stars or distinguish them from the light polluted center of Las Vegas where I grew up. On my bad days I would find solace looking out at the moon through my window and I knew there was more to life than just staying at home indoors. When I met my husband and traveled to France for the first time, I was completely baffled by the amount of stars I saw outside of the plane window over the Atlantic sea, and speechless when we spent the summer watching the meteor shower in his home town. It was then that we found out we both had a common love for the sky above us. I've always loved my desert home and it was no surprise to find out how perfect the environment was for stargazing.
DSLR Camera: Canon 7D M II
CMOS Camera: ASI 1600MM Pro
Acquisition: ASI AIR
Collimator: Orion LaserMate Deluxe II
Computer: 2017 iMac 27"
Guiding Software: PHD 2
Editing Softwares: Pixinsight & Lightroom
We are extremely grateful for all the motivating comments, likes and shares we receive on our Galactic Hunter videos. Thank you so much for being such an amazing community!
Each Galactic Hunter video takes an enormous amount of time to write, plan, film, and edit, especially the main episodes. We are trying our hardest to make more and more videos but it is simply impossible to produce more as it financially does not allow us to work on it full time. On top of that, astrophotography is a very expensive hobby. We have been trying to save up enough money to upgrade our equipment (especially for a CCD camera, but also a second telescope with a different aperture so we are less limited to what targets we can capture). We have been putting money aside before we even started Galactic Hunter, but are unable to save anywhere close to what we would need for a good upgrade. Lastly, we sadly do not have a house but an apartment with no backyard. Each image requires us to drive one hour out to the desert, spend one hour setting up, finally image, then the same amount of time to come back. We have been doing so hundreds of time, and the cost of gas adds up pretty quick.
If you would like to support us more and help us upgrade our equipment, make more videos and capture even higher quality Deep Sky images, you can do so by becoming a Galactic Hunter patron on Patreon (check out the awesome rewards for each tier!) or you can make a small donation through Paypal. Either way, 100% of the money will be used toward creating better content.
Huge thanks to the following people for becoming Patrons/Tippers :
MIKE & ANGELICA HAMMER
MARK B BAHU
We are extremely grateful for your help.