The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS): Status Report November 1997

  • M. F. Skrutskie
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 230)


The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) began regular survey observations at the Northern Hemisphere 2MASS facility at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona in June 1997. At the time of this writing approximately 10% of the entire sky has been observed. The Southern Hemisphere facility at Cerro Tololo is scheduled to begin taking data in February 1998. 2MASS hopes to release its first increment of data to the community in the first half of 1999.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. Skrutskie
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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