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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Authors warrant only to You that the Software shall perform substantially in accordance with accompanying documentation under normal use for a period of NINETY (90) DAYS from the purchase date. The entire and exclusive liability and remedy for breach of this Limited Warranty shall be, at Author's option, either (i) return of the list price of the Software, or (ii) replacement of defective Software and/or documentation provided the Software and/or documentation is returned to Willmann-Bell, Inc. with a copy of your purchase confirmation.

THE AUTHORS AND THEIR PUBLISHER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE IS NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR VIRUS-FREE, OR THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR CRITERIA OF PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY

No action for the above Limited Warranty may be commenced after one (1) year folowing the expiration date of the warranty. To the extent that this Warranty Statement is inconsistent with the jurisdiction where You use the Software, the Warranty Statement shall be deemed to be modified consistent with such local law. Under such local law, certain limitations may not apply, and you may have additional rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For example, some states in the United States and some jurisdictions outside the United States may: (i) preclude the disclaimers and limitations of this Warranty Statement from limiting the rights of a consumer; (ii) otherwise restrict the ability of a manufacturer to make such disclaimers or to impose such limitations; or (iii) grant the consumer additional legal rights, specify the duration of implied warranties which the manufacturer cannot disclaim, or prohibit limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts.

INDEPENDENT OF THE FORGOING PROVISIONS, IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, CONTRACT, OR STRICT PRODUCTS LIABILITY, SHALL AUTHOR OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER KIND OF COMMERCIAL DAMAGE, EVEN IF AUTHOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

IN NO EVENT SHALL AUTHOR S LIABILITY FOR ACTUAL DAMAGES FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE LICENSE.

EXPORT CONTROLS. You agree to comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of the United States or foreign agencies or authorities, and not to export or re-export the Software or any direct product thereof in violation of any such restrictions, laws or regulations, or without all necessary approvals. As applicable, each party shall obtain and bear all expenses relating to any necessary licenses and/or exemptions with respect to its own export of the Software from the U.S. Neither the Software nor the underlying information or technology may be electronically transmitted or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria or any other country subject to U.S. trade sanctions covering the Software, to individuals or entities controlled by such countries, or to nationals or residents of such countries other than nationals who are lawfully admitted permanent residents of countries not subject to such sanctions; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders. By downloading or using the Software, Licensee agrees to the foregoing and represents and warrants that it complies with these conditions.

LICENSEE OUTSIDE THE U.S. If You are located outside the U.S., then the following provisions shall apply: (i) Les parties aux presentes confirment leur volonte que cette convention de meme que tous les documents y compris tout avis qui siy rattache, soient rediges en langue anglaise (translation: "The parties confirm that this Agreement and all related documentation is and will be in the English language."); and (ii) You are responsible for complying with any local laws in your jurisdiction which might impact your right to import, export or use the Software, and You represent that You have complied with any regulations or registration procedures required by applicable law to make this license enforceable.

MISCELLANEOUS. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and merges all prior communications, representations, and agreements. This Agreement may be modified only by a written agreement signed by the parties. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable. This Agreement shall be construed under the laws of the State of Texas, USA, excluding rules regarding conflicts of law. The application the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. This license is written in English and English is its controlling language.

U.S. GOVERNMENT END USERS. The Software is a "commercial item," as that term is defined in 48 C.ER. 2.101 (Oct. 1995), consisting of "commercial computer Software" and "commercial computer Software documentation," as such terms are used in 48 C.ER. 12.212 (Sept. 1995). Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4 (June 1995), all U.S. Government End Users acquire the Software with only those rights set forth herein.

...continued from back cover produce superior image enhancements. Also new is a suite of editing functions to fix bloated star images, patch image flaws, and smooth bothersome sky gradients along with an image display control that helps you visualize all the information - and beauty - contained in your digital images. In short, AIP4Win 2.0 is a full-featured image-processing program designed and optimized for loading, processing and displaying astronomical images. Here are a few of its capabilities:

• Load and process 16-bit, 32-bit, and 64-bit floating-point and integer images from all makes of astronomical CCD cameras.

• Load and process RAW, CRW, and NEF files from popular digital single-lens reflex cameras.

• Display, scroll, and magnify images from 16% to 1600%.

• Image file size is limited only by available of your computer's memory.

• Display pixel values, image statistics, histograms.

• Edit bloated stars, blooming trails, sky gradients, hot spots, and cosmic ray tracks.

• Full-featured image calibration functions include bias subtraction, automatic dark-frame matching and subtraction, flat-fielding, defect correction. Calibrate images individually, in groups, and during image stacking.

• Perform astronomical astrometry and photometry on images; determine celestial coordinates to sub-arc second accuracy and magnitudes with the millimag precision.

Plus much, much more... For optimum performance* AIP4Win 2.0 requires the following:

• Operating System: Windows® 98SE or later

• CPU: Intel® Pentium® IV, 2 GHz, or equivalent

*AIP4Win2.0 operates equally well but more slowly with slower CPUs.

• Display: 1024 x 768 min., 1600 x 1200 or better preferred

• CDROM Reader: I6x or better (copy files to HDD)

• Hard Disk: 20 Mb free disk space for the program, plus storage for your image files

(recommended minimum 20 Gb)

When you purchase the Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing, you receive one CDROM containing AIP4Win 2.0 that is licensed for use on one personal and a portable computer if you own one. This software requires validation via the web (or telephone) within 30 days of installation. Once validated, you also receive the right to updates (free downloads via the web) and upgrades (for a fee) as they become available. You agree not to give or sell copies of AIP4Win 2.0 to others because you understand that, with our low pricing and our generous use policy, your purchase allows us to continue expanding and updating your investment in AIP4Win, so it is clearly in your best interest to become a properly registered AIP4Win user. See page 682 for the Software License Agreement and Warranty Statement.

To install AIP4Win 2.0 on your computer...

To install AIP4Win 2.0 on your computer, remove the CDROM from its pocket in the back of the book. Insert the CDROM in your CDROM reader and the installation package will run automatically. The first time you run AIP4Win 2.0, the program will ask for your name plus the serial number (S/N). You MUST register your copy of AIP4Win 2.0 within 30 days. To register, go to the Willmann-Bell website (http://www.willbell.com) and browse to the AIP4Win 2.0 webpage. After 30 days, AIP4Win 2.0 will not run until you have registered it.

On the AIP4Win 2.0 webpage, you will find information on available updates (free) and upgrades (for a fee) as they become available. You MUST register for access to the page.

Bug Reports and other problems...

You can communicate bug reports and other problems directly to Richard Berry, James Burnell and Willmann-Bell, Inc. by e-mailing at AIP4Win(a)willbell.com. Please provide as much information as you can about the events that lead up to the problem.

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