Large Scale Structure in the Local Universe — The 2MASS Galaxy Catalog

  title={Large Scale Structure in the Local Universe — The 2MASS Galaxy Catalog},
  author={Thomas H. Jarrett},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
  pages={396 - 403}
  • T. Jarrett
  • Published 4 May 2004
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Abstract Using twin ground-based telescopes, the Two-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) scanned both equatorial hemispheres, detecting more than 500 million stars and resolving more than 1.5 million galaxies in the near-infrared (1–2.2 μm) bands. The Extended Source Catalog (XSC) embodies both photometric and astrometric whole sky uniformity, revealing large scale structures in the local Universe and extending our view into the Milky Way's dust-obscured ‘Zone of Avoidance’. The XSC represents a… 


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