Magellan's Online Review of the Messier Pages
Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 10:31:30 -0700
From: McKinley Review <review at>
To: webmaster at
Subject: Your site awarded 4 stars by Magellan

Greetings WebMaster! Our records show that you are the contact person for Messier Catalog
Your Internet site has been reviewed and rated by The McKinley Group's online editorial team. Our professional writing staff has determined that your site has excelled in each of our criteria for evaluating web sites, namely "Depth of Content," "Ease of Exploration," and "Net Appeal." More information about our review process can be found within our FAQ at

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