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Figure F21. Photographs of the observatory MTL string and components, Expedition 343T. A. An RBR being attached to a rope splice, Expedition 343T. The black rubber covering beneath the MTL is wrapped around the rope and MTL for protection. B. Antares sensors outside of their coverings waiting to be reprogrammed. The sensors are slipped back into their red coverings and sealed with tape for deployment. C. All 55 MTL sensors. The RBRs are the larger ones in the foreground and the Antrares the smaller ones. D. An RBR on the rope in its protective covering. E. Bottom of the MTL sensor string showing, from right to left, the sinker bar, a covered RBR sensor, a weak link, and a covered Antares sensor.

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