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Shtorm_Drakon [edit]

Dragon Storm. Photo taken by Cassini spacecraft.

Recently found pic, illustrating the so-called Dragon Storm on Saturn. Slightly corrected by me in Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

  • Nominate and support. - Brand спойт 21:12, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak Support couldn't it be cropped more? Also, slightly grainy. Beautiful otherwise. --Pharaoh Hound 23:33, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
    • No, it's on the limit (1006 pixels square) resolution-wise already. Agree that it *should* be cropped. Stevage 08:32, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak support. Certainly a unique shot, but the false color looks strange. The original black and white might be better, but, looking briefly at the NASA source for this image, I didn't see any link to it. bcasterline t 00:45, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose barely scrapes in resolution wise, but it's simply not "striking" enough. Maybe I've seen too many astronomy pics. It's also not that great "encyclopaedically" - where exactly is the storm? Is it that white streak about half way up the image? Lastly, the colours are, um, unconventional - the fluorescent blue of the rings is slightly disturbing. Overall, it's not awful in any of the FPC categories, but it's not stunning in any of them either. For a NASA shot, we should be a bit more picky. Stevage 08:31, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Agree with Stevage here. Colours seem a bit oversaturated and we have to be pretty picky with NASA shots. The article that it represents is rather lacking in information, too. Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 12:44, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Neutral. While I agree that it's not really on par (quality-wise) with other NASA shots, this is a unique shot of an event that we have no other way of illustrating. I don't know if that should outweigh the "issues" with the image, but it potentially could (look back at some of our other FPs that are "low-quality" but "important", like this one). --Dante Alighieri | Talk 16:15, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, the planet's border and the lower ring are oversaturated, meanwhile I didn't see Dragon Storm images in natural colours, web-based at least. --Brand спойт 18:02, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Although it is indeed very encyclopedic, the storm is just too small in the picture, and if it's used as a photo of Saturn, there are better ones being used in the article now. howcheng {chat} 00:10, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak Support It took a bit for me to find the storm, but it looks nice.(24.207.90.78 22:59, 11 May 2006 (UTC))
  • Very weak oppose; as far as NASA pics go, this one is not great. The colors are oversaturated, the image is too dark... really, I expect more from my tax dollars. :P However, I do like Dante Alighieri's reasoning above. --Golbez 15:44, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose - not very striking, and I find the subject matter barely noticable. say1988 02:31, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not very striking and the actual storm in the picture is very small compared the the size of the image -- BWF89 13:02, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose For reasons stated above. Mr. Turcottetalk 21:35, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose It simply doesn't strike me as a good quality picture. --Phantom784

Not promoted ~ VeledanTalk 21:30, 16 May 2006 (UTC)