Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Limb darkening

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Limb darkening[edit]

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Original – Limb darkening refers to the diminishing of intensity in the image of a star as one moves from the center of the image to the edge or "limb" of the image. The image was taken during 2012 Transit of Venus.
Encyclopedic, high quality.It is also a good image to demonstrate Transit of Venus photographed from Earth using white light filter. It is easy to compare size of Venus to size od sunspots. Nominated below NASA image of transit of Venus does not show limb darkening.
Articles in which this image appears
Limb darkening
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  • Support as nominator --Broccolo (talk) 23:21, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Question Are you sure that this is the best available photo to illustrate Limb Darkening? The image looks grainy, especially at full size. Pine 19:46, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
    Yes, it is the best image of limb darkening. It is also the best image of the transit of Venus photographed from Earth, and according to the comments made in the nomination below should replace the top image in the article Transit of Venus, 2012. Grains is simply granulation. Broccolo (talk) 16:58, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak Support I think that Venus is actually a distraction here. We should ask mbz1 to take another shot without it imo. JJ Harrison (talk) 22:18, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose per JJ Harrison about Venus being a distraction. Pine 04:26, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 22:09, 9 July 2012 (UTC)