Category talk:Astronaut photography of Earth

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I'm not so sure if this category requires diffusion. I see it as the brother of Category:Hubble images. The satellite photography categories themselves are already diffused per region. TheDJ (talk) 13:00, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

It is needed because of the need to find and sort those photos in categories like Category:Atolls, I mean there is the need to diffuse by subject (atolls, islands, towns, cyclones, ...) --Matthiasb (talk) 16:33, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
What i meant was that an astronaut photography == a satellite picture. It just says something about the method (instrument) used to make the photograph. Satellite pictures are already defused per category. TheDJ (talk) 18:13, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Well actually astronaut photos aren't satellite pictures – they're taken by humans, flying very high, in outer space, and they are not made by satellites. Furtherm, neither the Apollo sonds nor the space shuttle are satellites. --Matthiasb (talk) 12:46, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
w:Satellite: "In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an object which has been placed into orbit by human endeavor. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as the Moon." that includes humans, spaceshuttles etc. I agree it can be a bit confusing. TheDJ (talk) 23:23, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
For me (as I'm working in islands) it is regardless whether an image from space is taken by a satellite or an astronaut. So if I'm searching for a suitable image of an island - when creating or updating an artilce - it would be more confusing to search in two categories instead of one. The Category:Satellite images of islands is very well maintained (I spent hundreds of hours in uploading new and categorizing already existing images, creating new categories etc.) and it would be very laborious to do the same for a Category:Astronaut images of islands... --Telim tor (talk) 11:42, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
@TheDJ: As you said, "In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an object which has been placed into orbit by human endeavor. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as the Moon." A human isn't an object and therefore the definition does not include humans. Hence an astronaut photo cannot be a satellite image. It's like apples and oranges. Both are fruits which can be pressed into juice but apples aren't oranges. --Matthiasb (talk) 14:55, 12 June 2010 (UTC)