Monday, July 18, 2016

Visits to TWR360 from 226 Countries / Territories in June

Many of the radio programs that we have on the air here at TWR Bonaire can also be found online at TWR360.  There is now audio and video content in 45 languages, and from 144 ministries and churches.

Three languages spoken on the Indian sub continent were added in June.  They are Punjabi, Gujarati and Tamil.

In June there were almost 581,000 visits to TWR360 using a browser.  The top five countries in descending order were:  Brazil, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and USA.

There were about 10,000 visits to TWR360 using Android and iOS apps last month.  New improved TWR360 apps should be in the app "stores" by mid to late August.

There are also 7,500 TWR360 followers on Facebook, 1,168 followers on Twitter and a little over 1,000 users coming to TWR360 from Roku devices, as well.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Larger Panorama

This is a panorama made up of more frames than the one I posted yesterday.  My laptop didn't have the horsepower to assemble this large scale pano.  But, my desktop was able to do it.

This pano is made up of 35 separate shots.  I filled in a couple gaps, so this isn't a scientifically accurate image.  But I'm happy with what I was able to do with just a camera, tripod and the two second timer on the shutter release.

You can click on this thumbnail to see it larger.
This would print at 27" by 21" at 300dpi. but I'm still hoping for a clearer night, maybe this year, maybe next...


Here is another picture from the other night.  Still a ten second exposure, but it is a stack of five of them, which helps reduce the noise.

This frame shows the level of detail contained in the panorama, if one were to print it in a large size.

The second image has the outline of Scorpius, as well as various Messier objects and NGC objects labeled.

You can click on the pictures to see them larger.