Propositions pour un Hypertélescope spatial

Présentation faite à l’Agence Spatiale Européenne le 3 septembre 2013 : Hypertelescope Optical Observatory.

Proposition soumise à l’Agence Spatiale Européenne le 24 Mai 2013 : A. Labeyrie, P. Riaud, S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo, F. Vakili. Hypertelescope Optical Observatory (HOO). 1 to 100km flotilla for direct images at micro-arcsecond resolution on stars, exo-planets and deep fields.

À propos des exo-planètes (sélection)

A. Labeyrie, Rechercher la présence de vie au-delà du système solaire. Cours du Collège de France, 3 avril 2013.

Publications scientifiques (sélection)

  • A. Labeyrie. Hypertelescopes : potential science gains, current testing and prospects in space. In : Mathematical Tools for Instrumentation & Signal Processing in Astronomy : proceedings of a conference held in Nice & Porquerolles on June 1-5, 2015 [D. Mary, R. Flamary, C. Theys and C. Aime, editors]. EAS Publications Series, vol. 78-79 : 45-70, 2016. DOI :
  • E. Bondoux, S. Bosio, R. Chakraborthy, W. Dali-Ali, A. Labeyrie, B. Lacamp, J. Maillot, D. Mourard, P. D. Nunez, J. Pijoan, R. Prud’homme, P. Riaud, M. Roussel, A. Surya, B. Tregon, T. Houllier, T. Lépine, P. Rabou, A. Rondi, Y. Bresson and D. Vernet. Optical design options for hypertelescopes and prototype testing. In : Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V : proceedings of a conference held in Edinburgh on 26 June-1 July, 2016. SPIE Conference Series, vol. 9907, September 2016.
  • A. Surya, S. K. Saha and A. Labeyrie. Speckle Imaging with Hypertelescopes. MNRAS, vol. 443 : 852-859, September 2014.
  • P. Nunez, A. Labeyrie and P. Riaud. Towards Laser-Guide-Stars for Multi-Aperture Interferometry : An application to the Hypertelescope. MNRAS, vol. 439, January 2014.
  • A. Labeyrie. Hypertelescopes : The challenge of direct imaging at high resolution. In : New Concepts in Imaging : Optical and Statistical Models [D. Mary, R. Flamary, C. Theys and C. Aime, editors]. EAS Publications Series, vol. 59 : 5-23, 2013.
  • A. Labeyrie, D. Mourard, F. Allouche, R. Chakraborthy, J. Dejonghe, A. Surya, Y. Bresson, C. Aime, D. Mary, and A. Carlotti. Concept study of an Extremely Large Hyper Telescope (ELHyT) with 1200m sparse aperture for direct imaging at 100 micro-arcsecond resolution. In : Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, vol. 8445, July 2012.
  • A. Labeyrie, F. Allouche, D. Mourard, F. Bolgar, R. Chakraborty, J. Maillot, N. Palitzyne, J. R. Poletti, J.-P. Rochaix, R. Prud’homme, A. Rondi, M. Roussel, and A. Surya. Construction of a 57m hypertelescope in the Southern Alps. In : Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, vol. 8445, July 2012.
  • H. Le Coroller, J. Dejonghe, et al. Tests with a Carlina-type diluted telescope. Primary coherencing. A&A, vol. 539, March 2012.
  • A. Leger, M. Fontecave, A. Labeyrie, B. Samuel, O. Demangeon, and D. Valencia. Is the Presence of Oxygen on an Exoplanet a Reliable Biosignature ? Astrobiology, vol. 11:335–341, May 2011.
  • A. Labeyrie, H. Le Coroller, S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo, J. Huignard, and P. Riaud. Resolved Imaging of Extra-Solar Photosynthesis Patches with a “Laser Driven Hypertelescope Flotilla”. In : Pathways Towards Habitable Planets, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series [V. Coude Du Foresto, D. M. Gelino, and I. Ribas, editors], vol. 430 : 239, October 2010.
  • D. Ricci, H. Le Coroller, A. Labeyrie, and P. Piron. Simulations of coronography with a dynamic hologram for the direct detection of exo-planets. In : Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, vol. 7731, July 2010.
  • D. Ricci, H. Le Coroller, and A. Labeyrie. Extreme coronography with an adaptive hologram. Simulations of exo-planet imaging. A&A, vol. 503:301–308, August 2009.
  • F. Patru, N. Tarmoul, D. Mourard, and O. Lardiere. Direct imaging with highly diluted apertures - II. Properties of the point spread function of a hypertelescope. MNRAS, vol. 395:2363–2372, June 2009.
  • A. Labeyrie, H. Le Coroller, J. Dejonghe, O. Lardière, C. Aime, K. Dohlen, D. Mourard, R. Lyon, and K. G. Carpenter. Luciola hypertelescope space observatory : versatile, upgradable high-resolution imaging, from stars to deep-field cosmology. Experimental Astronomy, vol. 23:463–490, March 2009.
  • A. Labeyrie. Comparison of ELTs, interferometers and hypertelescopes for deep field imaging and coronography. CRAS-Physique, 8 (3-4) : 426-437, 2007.
  • O. Lardiere, F. Martinache, and F. Patru. Direct imaging with highly diluted apertures - I. Field-of-view limitations. MNRAS, vol. 375:977–988, March 2007.
  • V. Borkowski, A. Labeyrie, F. Martinache, and D. Peterson. Sensitivity of a “dispersed-speckles” piston sensor for multi-aperture interferometers and hypertelescopes. A&A, vol. 429:747–753, January 2005.
  • A. Labeyrie. Feasability of coupling Euro50 interferometrically to a Carlina hypertelescope. In : Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes. Proceedings SPIE 5382, 205, July 7, 2004.
  • F. Martinache. Global wavefront sensing for interferometers and mosaic telescopes : the dispersed speckles principle. Journal of Optics A : Pure and Applied Optics, vol. 6:216–220, February 2004.
  • S. Gillet, P. Riaud, O. Lardiere, J. Dejonghe, J. Schmitt, L. Arnold, A. Boccaletti, D. Horville, and A. Labeyrie. Imaging capabilities of hypertelescopes with a pair of micro-lens arrays. A&A, vol. 400:393–396, March 2003.
  • E. Pedretti, A. Labeyrie, L. Arnold, N. Thureau, O. Lardiere, A. Boccaletti, and P. Riaud. First images on the sky from a hyper telescope. A&A, vol. 147:285–290, December 2000.
  • A. Labeyrie. Resolved imaging of extra-solar planets with future 10-100km optical interferometric arrays. A&A, vol. 118:517–524, September 1996.
  • L. Arnold, A. Labeyrie, and D. Mourard. A lunar optical very large interferometer (LOVLI) with simplified optics. Advances in Space Research, vol. 18:49–58, 1996.
  • A. Labeyrie. Gravitational lenses as giant diffractive telescopes. A&A, vol. 284:689–692, April 1994.
  • D. Bonneau, M. Josse, and A. Labeyrie. Lock-in Image Substraction : Detectability of Circumstellar Planets with the Large Space Telescope. In : Image Processing Techniques in Astronomy : proceedings of a conference held in Utrecht on March 25-27 [de Jager & Nieuwenhuijzen, editors], Reidel : 403-409,1975.


  • A. S. Narayanan & S.K. Saha. Waves and Oscillations in Nature : An Introduction. CRC Press, 551 p, 2015.
  • S. K. Saha. High Resolution Imaging. Detectors and Applications. Pan Stanford Publishing, 565 p, 2015.
  • S. K. Saha. Aperture Synthesis. Methods and Applications to Optical Astronomy. Springer-Verlag New York, 466 p, 2011.
  • S. K. Saha. Diffraction-Limited Imaging with Large and Moderate Telescopes. World Scientific, 636 p, 2007.
  • A. Labeyrie, S. G. Lipson, and P. Nisenson. An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry. Cambridge University Press, 325 p, 2006.

Publications grand public

  • J-P. Rochaix. Hypertélescope : Astrophysique expérimentale au coeur de l’Ubaye. Barcelonnette, Les clefs de la ville, 14:10-12, Décembre 2012.
  • A. Labeyrie. Les hypertélescopes d’un futur proche. Dossier Pour la science, No. 53, Octobre-Décembre 2006.
  • A. Labeyrie. Des miroirs géants en pointillé. La Recherche, No. 329:46, 2000.