User:Fotaun

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Edits about optics, astronomy, space, telescopes, and more...

Have a great 2013 2014! Welcome to 2015!!!

Pluto[edit]

Pluto!

Fun!![edit]

Stars!!![edit]

My sincere thanks to my fellow editors for taking the time award these!!!:

Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
Here is an aknowledgement to your dedication and diligence while developing and successfuly managing the two most edited articles in Wikipedia for 2 days in a row: Mars Science Laboratory and Curiosity rover. Thankyou! BatteryIncluded (talk) 15:10, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
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ty for the stars and the trips into telescope history, Happy New Year Fountains of Bryn Mawr (talk) 16:07, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
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For your efforts in setting up the List of Mount Everest summiters by number of times to the summit Qwrk (talk) 14:18, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
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Your tireless work on the Mount Everest article is very much appreciated; if anyone deserves this, it's you! NekoKatsun (talk) 00:08, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

DYK's[edit]

Updated DYK query On March 20, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Extinct comet, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On September 25, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article List of manned Mars mission plans in the 20th century, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Weee[edit]

Orbiting the planet!

Thank you's[edit]

Awards for fellow editors

User:RandomCritic
Space-Barnstar-1a.png The Space Barnstar
Awarded for creating, improving, and expanding numerous space-related articles. Congratulations! Fotaun (talk) 20:50, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
BoNM Russian Federation Hires.png The Russia Barnstar of National Merit
For updating and expanding List of Russian manned space missions Fotaun (talk) 21:02, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
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Awarded for creating multiple templates, including Venus spacecraft, Planetary Rings, and others. Thank you for contributing them. Fotaun (talk) 21:06, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Scottywong
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For helping restart the article International Resources for the Improvement of Sight with references and content. Fotaun (talk) 20:11, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Green Cardamom
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For rescuing the deleted article International Resources for the Improvement of Sight. Congratulations! Fotaun (talk) 20:11, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
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For recreating the deleted article International Resources for the Improvement of Sight with references and content. Fotaun (talk) 20:11, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
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For aiding human rights by rescuing the article International Resources for the Improvement of Sight. Fotaun (talk) 20:11, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
User:RJHall
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Awarded for transforming articles with hardly any citations into fully referenced articles, such as Psi9 Aurigae and many more. Fotaun (talk) 19:48, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
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In recognition of many years of edits, excellence, and contributions to the community. Congratulations! Fotaun (talk) 19:48, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Old Viking
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Thank you for your contributions! Fotaun (talk) 18:32, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Rectilinium
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For designing The Space Barnstar award! Thank you! Fotaun (talk) 16:38, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Elphion
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For your contributions to articles about space, especially nebula. Fotaun (talk) 16:29, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Xession
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For outstanding contributions and improvement to spacecraft articles Fotaun (talk) 16:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
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Awarded for an impressive and interesting user page! Fotaun (talk) 16:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)


User:N2e
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For contributions to articles about spacecraft! Happy new year! Fotaun (talk) 16:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
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Awarded for many years of contributions and improvements. Congratulations! Fotaun (talk) 21:52, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
User:SalopianJames
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For introducing the The Space Barnstar! Fotaun (talk) 16:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
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Awarded for contributing numerous photos. Fotaun (talk) 16:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
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Awarded for contributions to multiple WikiProjects Fotaun (talk) 16:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)


User talk:Sebastian scha.
BoNM Germany Hires.png The Germany Barnstar of National Merit
For excellence in contributions about the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Congratulations! Fotaun (talk) 02:11, 12 January 2013 (UTC)


User:Fountains of Bryn Mawr
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For defending, improving, and creating content related to telescopes and astronomy - Congratulations. Fotaun (talk) 02:00, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
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For great contributions over many years in many areas! Fotaun (talk) 21:58, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Serendipodous
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For collaboration with other editors on List of Solar System objects by size. Fotaun (talk) 20:44, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
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For excellence in creating, defending, and improving space-related articles and lists. Congratulations and good luck! Fotaun (talk) 01:51, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Kheider
Space-Barnstar-1j.png The Space Barnstar
Awarded for continued excellence and perseverance in writing, defending, expanding, and improving space related content. Fotaun (talk) 01:35, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Ruslik0
Space-Barnstar-1j.png The Space Barnstar
For extraordinary contributions of content and quality to articles related to space. Congratulations! Fotaun (talk) 01:32, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
User:JorisvS
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The Space Barnstar, for excellence in contributions to articles about outer space. Thank you for updating, expanding, and improving articles about space. Fotaun (talk) 01:15, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
User talk:BatteryIncluded
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For creating numerous articles related to Mars, improving content, and encouraging other editors. Happy 2013! Fotaun (talk) 00:59, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
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Long overdue. Thank you for your contributions. Fotaun (talk) 01:21, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
User:Drbogdan
PIA16239 High-Resolution Self-Portrait by Curiosity Rover Arm Camera.jpg The Mars Star
To Drbogdan, for your excellent and quality contributions to Mars related content. Here is wishing you a great 2013, and success in your editing. Fotaun (talk) 00:58, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
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For creating and developing KOI-172.02, and for your excellent contributions to articles about space. Fotaun (talk) 01:26, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
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For your contributions and improvements to articles! Fotaun (talk) 22:07, 13 January 2013 (UTC)


User:WDGraham
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For your numerous contributions to spaceflight content! For excellence in quality, content, and patience. Have a happy 2013 and good luck in all your editing. Fotaun (talk) 00:46, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

2013[edit]

for the enormous contributions of my fellow editors over this past year'
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For outstanding contributions and editing on articles about space. Fotaun (talk) 02:20, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
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For contributions to various projects and related articles. Fotaun (talk) 02:20, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
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For your large contributions to knowledge and editing. Fotaun (talk) 02:20, 25 December 2013 (UTC)


Solar neighbors[edit]

Looking good in the neighborhood!

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Sun
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Jupiter
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Saturn
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Uranus
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Neptune
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Earth
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Venus
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Mars
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Ganymede
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Titan
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Mercury
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Callisto
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Io
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Moon
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Europa
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Triton
(moon of Neptune)
Pluto
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Titania
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Rhea
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Oberon
(moon of Uranus)
Iapetus
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Charon
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Umbriel
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Ariel
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Dione
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Tethys
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Ceres
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Vesta
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Enceladus
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Miranda
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Proteus
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Mimas
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Hyperion
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Phoebe
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Janus
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Amalthea
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Epimetheus
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Thebe
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Lutetia
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Prometheus
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Pandora
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Mathilde
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Hydra
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Helene
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Ida
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Atlas
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Telesto
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Calypso
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Phobos
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Eros
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Deimos
(moon of Mars)
Gaspra
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Tempel 1
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Šteins
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Borrelly
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Churyumov–
Gerasimenko

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Wild 2
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Methone
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Hartley 2
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Dactyl
(moon of Ida)
Closely imaged object with only non-free images: Toutatis, Itokawa
Objects imaged only at low resolution: Halley's Comet, Braille, Annefrank, Larissa and Nix

Mars[edit]

Our neighboring dwarf planet, "The Red Planet"