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If you would like to use the Contents found throughout this web site, please follow the policy of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The complete reference is here.

  • "Contents" means text, visual, and other materials that are copyrighted by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).
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