Publication Date

2000

Journal or Book Title

The Extragalactic Infrared Background and its Cosmological Implications, Proceedings of IAU Symposium #204

Abstract

We introduce the properties of the Two Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS) survey for IAU Symposium 204. 2MASS is a near-infrared survey of the entire sky characterized by high reliability and completeness. Catalogs and images for 47% of the sky are now available online. This data release has been used by Wright (2000) and Cambr´esy et al. (2000) to subtract the stellar foreground at 1.25 and 2.2 microns from COBE DIRBE data, revealing the cosmological near-infrared background.

Comments

This is a pre-published version which is collected from arXiv. The published version is at http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2001IAUS..204..197G.

Pages

197-207

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