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A Brief Account of the Lick Observatory

Third Edition

The Third Edition is dated July 1902 and was published in that same year by the State Printing Office in Sacramento. It was prepared for publication under the supervision of Lick Observatory's third Director, William W. Campbell.

The intention has been to reproduce this publication as faithfully as possible given the constraints and requirements of this electronic medium in its current state of development. Although every word of the original has been included, as well as all of the illustrations, this version should not be regarded as a facsimile of the original. For example, in the original, a number of the illustrations were placed so that the bottom was parallel to the binding. In that position, of course, they would be difficult to view with a Web browser. These images have been rotated through 90 degrees. In addition, neither the page color nor the typeface matches the original.

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Page 1 (illustration, 26k) "James Lick 1796-1876"
Page 2 (image of text, 39k)
Page 3 (text, 4k)
Page 4 (illustration, 19k) "The Observatory From The West."
Page 5 (illustration, 16k) "The Observatory From The East."
Page 6 (illustration, 19k) "The Observatory From The Northeast."
Page 7 (text, 5k)
Page 8 (illustration, 22k) "The Observatory In Winter."
Page 9 (text, 4k)
Page 10 (illustration, 18k) "An Ocean of Fog; Looking Northwest From
Mt. Hamilton."
Page 11 (text, 5k)
Page 12 (illustration, 27k) "Seventy-Five-Foot Dome and Main Entrance."
Page 13 (text, 4k)
Page 14 (illustration, 44k) "The Thirty-Six-Inch Equatorial."
Page 15 (text, 4k)
Page 16 (illustration, 27k) "The Mills Spectrograph."
Page 17 (text, 5k)
Page 18 (illustration, 27k) "The Meridian Circle."
Page 19 (text, 4k)
Page 20 (illustration, 25k) "The Twelve-Inch Equatorial"
Page 21 (text, 4k)
Page 22 (illustration, 27k) "Dome of the Crossley Reflector."
Page 23 (illustration, 38k) "The Crossley Reflector."
Page 24 (illustration, 12k) "The Great Spiral Nebula In Canes Venatici."
Page 25 (text, 4k)
Page 26 (illustration, 13k) "The Comet of July, 1893."
Page 27 (text, 4k)
Page 28 (illustration, 15k) "The Moon Near First Quarter."
Page 29 (text, 3k)
Page 30 (illustrations, 16k) "Mars - May 29, 1890." & "Mars - July 6, 1890."
Page 31 (illustrations, 15k) "Jupiter - July 10, 1889." & "Jupiter - August 30,


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