The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)

@article{Skrutskie2006TheTM,
  title={The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)},
  author={Michael F. Skrutskie and Roc M. Cutri and Rae F. Stiening and Martin D. Weinberg and Simona Schneider and John M. Carpenter and Charles A. Beichman and R. W. Capps and Thomas J. Chester and John Elmer Elias and J. P. Huchra and Jw Liebert and C. J. Lonsdale and David G. Monet and Stephen D. Price and Patrick Seitzer and Tom Jarrett and J. Davy Kirkpatrick and John E. Gizis and Eric M. Howard and Thomas E. Evans and John W. Fowler and L. D. Fullmer and Robert L. Hurt and Robert M. Light and Eugene Kopan and K A Marsh and Howard L. McCallon and Robert Tam and Schuyler D. van Dyk and S. L. Wheelock},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={131},
  pages={1163 - 1183}
}
Between 1997 June and 2001 February the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) collected 25.4 Tbytes of raw imaging data covering 99.998% of the celestial sphere in the near-infrared J (1.25 μm), H (1.65 μm), and Ks (2.16 μm) bandpasses. Observations were conducted from two dedicated 1.3 m diameter telescopes located at Mount Hopkins, Arizona, and Cerro Tololo, Chile. The 7.8 s of integration time accumulated for each point on the sky and strict quality control yielded a 10 σ point-source detection… 

The Third Data Release of the Beijing–Arizona Sky Survey

  • H. ZouXu Zhou M. Yue
  • Geology, Physics
    The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
  • 2019
The Beijing–Arizona Sky Survey (BASS) is a wide and deep imaging survey that covers a 5400 deg2 area in the northern Galactic cap with the 2.3 m Bok telescope using two filters (g and r bands). The

The second data release of the INT Photometric Hα Survey of the Northern Galactic Plane (IPHAS DR2)

The INT/WFC Photometric Hα Survey of the Northern Galactic Plane (IPHAS) is a 1800 deg2 imaging survey covering Galactic latitudes |b| < 5° and longitudes l = 30°–215° in the r, i, and Hα filters

Second Data Release of the All-sky NOIRLab Source Catalog

We announce the second data release (DR2) of the NOIRLab Source Catalog (NSC), using 412,116 public images from CTIO-4 m+DECam, the KPNO-4 m+Mosaic3, and the Bok-2.3 m+90Prime. NSC DR2 contains over

The 2.4 μm Galaxy Luminosity Function as Measured Using WISE. II. Sample Selection

The WISE satellite surveyed the entire sky multiple times in four infrared (IR) wavelengths (3.4, 4.6, 12, and 22 μm). This all-sky IR photometric survey makes it possible to leverage many of the

Point Sources from a Spitzer IRAC Survey of the Galactic Center

We have obtained Spitzer IRAC observations of the central 2.0° × 1.4° (~280 × 200 pc) of the Galaxy at 3.6-8.0 μm. A point-source catalog of 1,065,565 objects is presented. The catalog includes

Near-infrared Survey and Photometric Redshifts in the Extended GOODS-North Field

We present deep J- and H-band images in the extended Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey-North field covering an area of 0.22 deg2. The observations were taken using WIRCam on the 3.6 m

PHOTOMETRIC CALIBRATION OF THE FIRST 1.5 YEARS OF THE PAN-STARRS1 SURVEY

We present a precise photometric calibration of the first 1.5 years of science imaging from the Pan-STARRS1 survey (PS1), an ongoing optical survey of the entire sky north of declination −30° in five

THE WIDE-FIELD INFRARED SURVEY EXPLORER (WISE): MISSION DESCRIPTION AND INITIAL ON-ORBIT PERFORMANCE

The all sky surveys done by the Palomar Observatory Schmidt, the European Southern Observatory Schmidt, and the United Kingdom Schmidt, the InfraRed Astronomical Satellite, and the Two Micron All Sky

A two-color CCD survey of the North Celestial Cap: I. The method

We describe technical aspects of an astrometric and photometric survey of the North Celestial Cap (NCC), from the Pole (δ=90°) to δ=80°, in support of the TAUVEX mission. This region, at galactic

Image Flux Ratios of Gravitationally Lensed HS 0810+2554 with High-resolution Infrared Imaging

We report near simultaneous imaging using LMIRCam on the LBTI of the quadruply imaged lensed quasar HS 0810+2554 at wavelengths of 2.16, 3.7, and 4.78 μm with a full width at half maximum spatial
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 48 REFERENCES

2MASS Extended Source Catalog: Overview and Algorithms

The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) will observe over 1,000,000 galaxies and extended Galactic sources covering the entire sky at wavelengths between 1 and 2 μm. Most of these galaxies will be

A Deep 2MASS Survey of the Lockman Hole

We have carried out a survey of the Lockman Hole covering over 24 deg2 using the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) observing system in a special mode that reaches roughly 1 mag deeper than the

Development of a three-channel SWIR camera, for ground-based astronomical imaging. (Two micron all sky survey, 2MASS)

The two micron all sky survey (2MASS) project, currently underway, requires a camera mated to a 1.3 meter Cassegrain telescope that will simultaneously image the J, H and Ks spectral bands onto three

A global photometric analysis of 2MASS calibration data

We present results from the application of a global photometric calibration (GPC) procedure to calibration data from the first 2 years of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). The GPC algorithm uses

The First US Naval Observatory CCD Astrograph Catalog

The USNO CCD Astrograph (UCA) started an astrometric survey in 1998 February at Cerro Tololo, Chile. This first, preliminary catalog (UCAC1) includes data taken up to 1999 November with about 80% of

Spectral Irradiance Calibration in the Infrared. XIV. The Absolute Calibration of 2MASS

Element by element, we have combined the optical components in the three cameras of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), and incorporated detector quantum efficiency curves and site-specific

Characteristics of the 2MASS Prototype Survey

The 2 Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) will catalog over 100,000,000 individual objects, the vast majority of which will be stars of spectral type K and later. For many projects it will be important to

An imaging K-band survey - I: The catalogue, star and galaxy counts

We present results from a large-area (552 arcmin 2 ) imaging K-band survey of faint objects. The survey is a high galactic latitude, blank-field sample to a 5σ limit of K≃17.3. The methods for

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Technical Summary

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) will provide the data to support detailed investigations of the distribution of luminous and nonluminous matter in the universe: a photometrically and

A New System of Faint Near-Infrared Standard Stars

A new grid of 65 faint near-infrared standard stars is presented. They are spread around the sky, lie between 10th and 12th magnitude at K, and are measured in most cases to precisions better than