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I recommend replacing the current thumbnail with
Refractor Cincinnati observatory.jpg
It scales very well and, as a monochromatic illustration, is quite clear.
-- Gyrobo ( talk) 20:02, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
Goldstone DSN antenna.jpg
Image in use since 2006
P200 Dome Open.jpg
Not all observatories are refractors, and your image is much too large at 40px; It just doesn't play nice with other stub templates. See all the whitespace it creates:
Whereas the old picture stacked nicely, so that multiple stub templates can be placed on a page without being very ungainly.
The new image "P200 Dome Open.jpg" works at 40px and 30px
Your image needs to be at most 15px, where it is too small to be useful.
and it already looks like a military cannon, even more so when reasonably sized to play nicely when multiple stub templates appear on an article.
18.104.22.168 ( talk) 10:02, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
This is being discussed at
WT:AST#stub templates. I suggest this discussion continue there. 22.214.171.124 ( talk) 10:02, 15 May 2010 (UTC)