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[lise] Elements of the hypertelescope
Elements of the hypertelescope
The gondola
Optics of the 2012 gondola. Side of light entrance ©AL 

Optics of the 2012 gondola, lateral view ©MR

Bottom view of the 2012 gondola in observational position. View with the black suspension cable and the 6 piloting cables in their silicone liner ©MR View of the 2011 gondola from the C8 telescope (south point) ©AL Bottom view of the 2011 gondola in observational position. View with the black suspension cable and the 6 piloting cables in their silicone liner ©MR
 
Tripods and mirrors
       
 North tripod ©AL  South tripod ©MR North tripod with viewfinder for adjusting the mirror-gondola position, 2012 ©AL South tripod with a wooden access ladder 2012 ©JM 
 
Theodolite with the north and south tripods in the background 2011©AL
Installation of the north mirror positioning system (A. Labeyrie) 2012 ©JPR
Viewfinder positioning support for the north mirror 2012 ©JM 
 North mirror mounted on a removable viewfinder for the mirror-gondola positioning 2012 ©AL
 
Cables, winches and anchors
 
Winder of a cable (annexe) at south point 2012 ©MR 
Manual winch of the suspension cable 2011 ©JPR
Motorized winch of the suspension cable 2012 ©MR 
 
     
 Device for stretching the 3 south cables 2012 ©MR Attachment of the 3 south cables on the ground position 2012 ©MR Counterweight system for stretching the west control cable of the gondola 2012 ©MR
 
 

Tension distributor and stopping limit of the 3 south cables, above the counterweight 2012 ©MR
One of the four antennas for wireless transmission of commands from the computer on the south point to the east and west motors 2012 ©MR Electronic control panel of the west motor 2012 ©MR  
 
The telescope and optical elements
 
 
The south point: the telescope and its summer cover, the laser rangefinder for the distance control of the gondola (placed on the tube) and the pulleys for fine maneuvering of the three south cables 2012 ©MR The digital camera on the telescope 2012 ©MR  Double-corner-cube placed on the gondola for locating it from the telescope and from the viewfinder placed in one of the mirrors, 2012 ©MR