Interstellar Dust Scattering Properties from Diffuse Galactic Light (DGL)

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

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


DGL Studies
ReferenceDescriptionModel TypeIn PlotComment
Witt 1968 3600, 4350, & 6100 Å No Superseded by Mathis 1973
Mathis 1973 3600 & 4350 Å DGL2 Yes No g determination possible
Witt & Lillie 1973 OAO-2 1500 - 4200 Å DGL3 No Superseded by Lillie & Witt 1976
Lillie & Witt 1976 OAO-2 1500 - 4200 Å DGL2 Yes
Morgan et al. 1976 TD-1 2350 & 2740 Å DGL3 Yes No g determination possible
Toller 1981 Pioneer 10 4400 Å DGL4 Yes
Hurwitz et al. 1991 Berkeley UVX 1625 Å DGL5 No Superseded by Murthy & Henry 1995
Murthy et al. 1993 Voyager 2 1050 Aring; DGL6 Yes No g determination possible
Murthy & Henry 1995 Berkely UVX + others DGL6 Yes No g determination possible
Sasseen & Deharveng 1996 FAUST 1565 Å DGL7 No Superseded by Witt et al. 1997
Petersohn 1997 DE 1 1565 Å DGL8 Yes
Witt et al. 1997 FAUST 1565 Å DGL8 Yes
Schiminovich et al. 2001 NUVIEWS 1740 Å DGL9 Yes
Shalima & Murthy Voyager 1250 Å DGL10 Yes No g determination possible
Sujatha et al. Voyager 1100 Å DGL10 Yes


Radiative Transfer Models
NameDescription
DGL1 analytic; Galaxy model; homogeneous slab
DGL2 numerical int. (n=8 scatterings); MW ISRF boundary condition; infinite cylinder
DGL3 analytic; constant; ininite slab
DGL4 numerical int. (n=2 scatterings); star counts; non-homogeneous
DGL5 numerical int.; TD-1 star catalog; clumped dust
DGL6 numerical int.; SKYMAP catalog; dust based on HI survey
DGL7 Monte Carlo; star catalogs; dust based on HI survey
DGL8 Monte Carlo; TD-1 star catalog; dust cloud spectrum based on HI survery
DGL9 Monte Carlo; 3D TD-1 star catalog; dust cloud spectrum based on HI survery
DGL10 Monte Carlo; 3D Hipparcos star catalog; dust cloud based on HI survery


References

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

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