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Some of the AstroWiki's articles are published under different licenses. Such pages contain a special license or copyright notice. The license described on this page is not applicable to such wiki articles.

This Astrowiki with the exception of the pages noted above is published by Astrodienst AG, Zollikon/Zürich, Switzerland, the holder of the rights on the Wiki, under the following Creative Commons License:

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You are free:

  • Share.png to Share — to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
  • Remix.png to Remix — to make derivative works

Under the following conditions:

  • By.png Attribution: You must give the original author credit, as specified by him[1]
  • Nc.png Non-commercial: The work must not be used for commercial purposes or in a commercial context.[2]
  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of this work. The simplest way to do so is to include a link to this page.
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from Astrodienst AG.
  • Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.


The 'Commons Deed' above is not a license contract, it is only a reference text summarising the license contract in a short and easily understandable way.

Your fair dealing and other rights are in no way affected by the above.

This is a human-readable summary of the Legal Code (the full licence) available in the following language: License contract (in German, under Swiss law). In addition to this license contract the following detailed specifications and comments apply:

Astrodienst is free to change the license into a different open document license provided it grants a comparable set of rights.

Comments and specifications

  1. Attribution: Each page of a publication containing a copied article or parts of it must contain the notice 'copied from Astrowiki by Astrodienst'. In the Internet the word 'Astrowiki' must function as a link to the corresponding page in this Astrowiki, with the link arranged via <a href=..>Astrowiki</a> without Javascript. If the article has been modified after copying the wording shall be 'Modified copy'. If this Astrowiki does not contain the copied article any longer, the link shall go to the main page of this Astrowiki.
  2. A commercial usage context is for example:
    • usage in a publication, for which the buyer or user must pay directly or for whose consumption he must undergo obligations which result in payment.
    • publication on a website offering services for payment or items for sale..
    Commercial users may not copy, modify or distribute content of this AstroWiki, unless they conclude a special contract with Astrodienst AG beforehand.