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2MASS Atlas Image Gallery at IPAC

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Atlas Images

The images in the object gallery are three-band composites constructed from 2MASS Atlas Images. They are infrared images and therefore must be mapped into false colors: J light (1.2 µm) into blue, H light (1.6 µm) in green, and Ks light (2.2 µm) into red. The Atlas Images were produced in the 2MASS Production Processing System. For all images, north is up and east is to the left.

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Images from the construction and early operation of the 2MASS facilities located on Mt. Hopkins in Southern Arizona and on Cerro Tololo in Chile.

For more information about the facilities, telescopes, and cameras, visit 2MASS at UMass.

About the Images.

Please note: The images in this gallery are released into the public domain. If any image or images are redisplayed or reproduced, please accompany the image or images with the following acknowledgment: "Atlas Image [or Atlas Image mosaic] obtained as part of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation." If pressed for space, this acknowledgment could be shortened to, e.g., "Atlas Image [or Atlas Image mosaic] courtesy of 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF." However, all or part of the full acknowledgment is preferred. This is the stated policy of 2MASS.

The 2MASS Image Gallery uses the NED, SIMBAD, and ADS databases.

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