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Resource Description: The 2MASS Point Source Catalogue, short a couple of exotic fields. We provide this data mainly for matching with other catalogs within our TAP service.

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  title={The {2MASS} point source catalog},
  author={{GAVO} Data Center},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
"date" Obs. date Observation date yr time.epoch;obs
Aflg solar system flag Association with asteroid or comet N/A meta.code
Bflg blend flag JHK blend flag [Note b] N/A meta.code
Cflg confusion contamination Contamination and confusion flag [Note c] N/A meta.code
DEJ2000 DEC (J2000) Declination (J2000) deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
dup Duplicity Flag indicating duplicate source N/A meta.code
e_Hmag Err(m_H) 2MASS H total magnitude uncertainty mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.IR.H
e_Jmag Err(m_J) 2MASS J total magnitude uncertainty mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.IR.J
e_Kmag Err(m_K) 2MASS K_s total magnitude uncertainty mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.IR.K
edge Edge flag flag indicating to which edges the edgeNS and edgeEW values refer N/A pos.cartesian;instr.det
edgeEW d(EW edge) Distance from the source to the nearest East or West scan edge deg pos;arith.diff
edgeNS d(NS edge) Distance from the source to the nearest North or South scan edge deg pos;arith.diff
errMaj Err(pos)_major Major axis of position error ellipse deg stat.error;pos.eq
errMin Err(pos)_minor Minor axis of position error ellipse deg stat.error;pos.eq
errPA PA(err. ellipse) Position angle of error ellipse major axis (E of N) deg stat.error;pos.eq
Hcmsig Err'(m_H) H default magnitude uncertainty mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.IR.H
Hmag m_H 2MASS H magnitude mag phot.mag;em.IR.H
Hsnr SNR(H) H Signal-to-noise ratio N/A stat.snr;phot.mag;em.IR.H
Jcmsig Err'(m_J) J default magnitude uncertainty mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.IR.J
JD JD Julian date of detection d time.epoch
Jmag m_J 2MASS J magnitude mag phot.mag;em.IR.J
Jsnr SNR(J) J Signal-to-noise ratio N/A stat.snr;phot.mag;em.IR.J
Kcmsig Err'(m_K) magnitude uncertainty mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.IR.K
Kmag m_K 2MASS K_s magnitude mag phot.mag;em.IR.K
Ksnr SNR(K) K Signal-to-noise ratio N/A stat.snr;phot.mag;em.IR.K
mainid Cat. Id Source designation N/A;meta.main
pts_key key Unique source identifier in catalogue [Note p] N/A;meta.table
Qflg Phot. quality JHK photometric quality flag [Note q] N/A meta.code.qual;phot
RAJ2000 RA (J2000) Right ascension (J2000) deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
Rflg Qual. source JHK default magnitude read flag [Note r] N/A meta.ref
Scan Scan number Scan number (within date) N/A obs.field
use_src Use Use source flag N/A meta.code
Xflg ext. src contamination Extended source contamination N/A meta.code
Xscan d(plate center) Distance of source from focal plane centerline deg pos.cartesian;instr.det

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