Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Skylab

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Skylab[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 9 Jan 2013 at 04:26:50 (UTC)

Original – The 1970s space station Skylab.
Alt
Reason
Lead image for the article Skylab, good EV and good size. It's not possible to get a photo with a more modern camera because Skylab no longer exists. I thought this was a featured picture already!
Articles in which this image appears
Skylab, NASA, 1970s, 1979 in spaceflight, 1973 in the United States
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
Creator
NASA crew of the Skylab 4 mission
  • Support as nominator --Pine 04:26, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Not the sharpest, but as per nom, not as if we can get a better picture... gazhiley 08:46, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
    • I would be happy to Support either version. I like the look of the alt, but I agree that the crop is better from a nom point of view as it is more focussed on the Skylab. gazhiley 09:13, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - Stunning, shortcomings mitigated by age and irreplaceability. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:30, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Support - Obvious EV. ceranthor 23:33, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, with a qualification prefer Alt - Obvious EV, quality is good enough for the year. However, I far prefer the original crop. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:58, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
  • I added the alt and would also support that version. It shows more context which I agree is helpful although the station itself appears smaller in the thumbnail. Does anyone else have a preference? --Pine 19:45, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
    • I prefer the crop, as the focus is on Skylab. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:50, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
    • To be clear, I prefer the alt because I think the context adds EV. I like the aesthetics better also. --Pine 19:49, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
  • I agree. It's a much better-composed picture, and actually contains extra information since the curvature of the earth gives the approximate height (give or take a bit if there's any distortion from the camera) Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:01, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support alt, much more interesting picture. Chick Bowen 06:47, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Skylab and Earth Limb - GPN-2000-001055.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:51, 9 January 2013 (UTC)