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Progress of the Ubaye hypertelescope project

  • D. Mourard
  • A. Labeyrie
  • T. Lepine
  • P. D. Nunez
  • B. Tregon
  • Z. Xie
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  1. Future of Optical-infrared Interferometry in Europe

Abstract

In this paper we present the principle of the prototype hypertelescope built in the valley of Ubaye in the Southern Alps. We detail the most representative results obtained during the last campaign of tests in August and September 2017. We conclude the paper by summarizing some of the other activities that we are developing toward the future implementation of an ambitious astronomical hypertelescope.

Keywords

High angular resolution Hypertelescope 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We wish to warmly thank all the volunteers that have spent part of their time in helping for the development and the test of the Ubaye hypertelescope in 2017: Jean-Paul Amerigo, Christian Caly, Patrick Comminges, Roger Croix, Alain Grimaud, Bruno Lacamp, Jerome Maillot, Gerald Mauboussin, Monique Meyran, Cedric et Stephanie Monasse, Jordi Pijoan, Remi Prudhomme, Martine Roussel, Eric Salgon, Patrick Sem, Arun Surya, and Florian Taillandier. These progresses will not have been possible without their contributions. We also thank Isabelle Tallon-Bosc for her critical reading of an earlier version of the paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Mourard
    • 1
  • A. Labeyrie
    • 2
    • 3
  • T. Lepine
    • 4
    • 5
  • P. D. Nunez
    • 1
    • 6
  • B. Tregon
    • 7
  • Z. Xie
    • 1
    • 8
  1. 1.Université Côte d’Azur, OCA, CNRS, LagrangeNice cedex 02France
  2. 2.Collège de FranceParisFrance
  3. 3.Université Côte d’Azur, OCA, CNRS, LagrangeCaussolsFrance
  4. 4.Institut d’Optique Graduate SchoolSaint-EtienneFrance
  5. 5.Université de Lyon, CNRS, Laboratoire Hubert Curien (UMR 5516)Saint-EtienneFrance
  6. 6.MDA SystemsRichmondCanada
  7. 7.Université de Bordeaux, CNRS, LOMATalence CedexFrance
  8. 8.Key Laboratory of Optical Engineering, Institute of Optics and ElectronicsChinese Academy of SciencesChengduChina

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