The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)

  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},
  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… 

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