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Comet Lovejoy[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 6 Apr 2012 at 15:48:04 (UTC)

OriginalComet Lovejoy, passing in front of Earth's airglow on 22 December 2011, as seen from the International Space Station.
ALT-1 - Cropped and with less noise reduction.
Good setting and entire comet tail captured. Recent, yet already a historical photo since the next appearance will be only in ca. 2550–2600.
Articles in which this image appears
Comet Lovejoy, comet tail and others
FP category for this image
Space/Astronomy or Space/Looking out
Dan Burbank
  • Support as nominator --Brandmeistertalk 15:48, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 18:14, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak support -- Beautiful at thumbnail size, but a little blurry at full size. Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:47, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Most likely due to noise reduction, the original looked too fuzzy. Brandmeistertalk 23:13, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment. Added ALT-1. I applied some chroma noise reduction to the original file and cropped out the window frames. O.J. (talk) 00:19, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
  • I think the bottom part isn't a window frame, but Earth, as in this photo, where there is some orange illumination in the lower right. Brandmeistertalk 02:36, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
  • I agree. Can we get another alt using the same color/sharpness edit but leaving earth in? Clegs (talk) 08:01, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
  • You're right! I have now updated ALT-1 accordingly. You might have to refresh your browser cache to see the changes. O.J. (talk) 10:53, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I'll vote later once I have a chance to look at it. Clegs (talk) 07:20, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Impressive. Probably wont get another picture anytime soon. Dusty777 16:53, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support alt The air glow is super cool. JJ Harrison (talk) 12:12, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Support --Z 20:08, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak Support. Very noisy, but we'll probably never see a shot like this again. Clegs (talk) 09:56, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Neutral Weak support. Compositionally, this is mind-bogglingly awesome. Encyclopedically, it's very good, and non-reproducible. But technically, not so great. The camera obviously moved during the shot (or it was a long exposure), and there's some pretty serious chromatic abberation at full-scale. -RunningOnBrains(talk) 15:03, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Promoted File:Iss030e015472 Edit.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 00:18, 20 April 2012 (UTC)