Interstellar Dust Scattering Properties from Dark Clouds

From K. D. Gordon 2004, in "Astrophysics of Dust", (ASP Conf. Proceed. 196), ed. A. N. Witt, G. C. Clayton, & B. T. Draine, (ASP: San Francisco), 77

Updated: KDG - 28 Nov 2006

Dark Cloud Plots
Single Scattering Albedo
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Scattering Phase Function Asymmetry
g = < cos(α) >
albedo plot g plot
ASCII file of plotted data


Dark Cloud Studies
ReferenceDescriptionModel TypeIn PlotComment
Matilla 1970 Coalsack and dark cloud in Libra; UBV DC1 Yes
Fitzgerald et al. 1976 Thumbprint Nebula; B DC1 Yes
Laureijs et al. 1987 L1642; 3500 - 5500 Å DC1 Yes No g determination possible
Witt et al. 1990 Bok globule; 4690, 6500, & 8560 Å DC1 Yes
Hurwitz 1994 Taurus molecular cloud; Berkeley UVX 1600 Å DC2 Yes
Haikala et al. 1995 G251.2+73.3 cirrus cloud; FAUST 1400-1800 Å DC1 Yes
Lehtinen & Mattila 1996 Thumbprint Nebula; JHK DC1 Yes No g determination possible


Radiative Transfer Models
NameDescription
DC1 Monte Carlo; MW ISRF & specific stars; homogeneous sphere
DC2 Numerical int.; MW ISRF; 2D distribution


References

Interstellar dust scattering properties from: [Diffuse Galactic Light] [Reflection Nebulae] [Dark Clouds]

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