02 10 08 3 v 1 2 O ct 2 00 2 Detection of small scale fluctuations in the near-IR cosmic infrared background from long exposure 2 MASS fields

We report first results for the cosmic infrared background (CIB) fluctuations at 1.25, 1.65 and 2.17 μm obtained from long exposures constructed from 2MASS standard star fields. We have co-added and analyzed scans from one such field with a total exposure time > 1 hour, and removed sources and other artifacts. The stars and galaxies were clipped out to Ks… CONTINUE READING