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Unless clearly specified (by giving the original author credit) all photos, images, text, editorials, and tutorials on this website are (c)opyright 1997-2000 by Roger Herzler and the @stro pages. the @stro pages logo, red saturn bullet, the Latin phrase "COELVM NOSCITARE, STELLARVM SOMNARE" and associated symbology are ALL part of the distinct logo and trademark of this site (click here to see the logo - bullet) and are protected by trademark law. This copyright and trademark protection extends from US Copyright and Trademark Laws. As visitors to this website you are granted the following privileges to use graphics from this website (provided they are in fact copyrighted by Roger D. Herzler, hereafter referred to as "the author") in the following manner:

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Commercial use of images or text contained on this website is PROHIBITED without first obtaining permission in writting from the author. The above permissions can be revoked at any time and for any reason. This sounds really harsh, but the author is pretty easy going.

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***NOTE*** Please remember that any and all posts to the discussion boards and the "observer's log" email list are public and we have no control of that information's dissemination. Again, we will NOT knowingly sell or transfer this information to another party, but that does not mean that others will not retrieve this information via "spam harvesters", "web site crawlers", etc.

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This website is provided "AS-IS" and no warranty is implied or extended with respect to the accuracy of information provided herein. We have attempted to make the information contained here as accurate as possible, but typographical errors, misunderstandings of concepts, etc., can occur. Do your own research into the information on this website until you are convinced of its accuracy or inaccuracy. Corrections are always welcome! Furthermore, we are not responsible for server failures, computer failures and computer viruses as a result of using this website or any of the contents therein.

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Last revised: March 20, 2000

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