Interstellar Dust Scattering Properties from Reflection Nebulae

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

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


Reflection Nebulae Studies
ReferenceDescriptionModel TypeIn PlotComment
Witt et al. 1982 NGC 7023; IUE 1200 - 3000 Å & ground-based 3470 - 5515 Å RN1 Partial UV determinations of g not included
(not enough data for both a & g in UV)
Witt et al. 1992 NGC 7023; UIT 1400 - 2800 Å RN1 Yes
Witt et al. 1993 NGC 7023; Voyager 2 1000 - 1300 Å RN1 Yes
Gordon et al. 1994 Sco OB2; 1362 & 1769 Å RN2 Yes
Calzetti et al. 1995 IC 435; IUE 1200 - 3100 Å & ground-based BV RN1 Yes
Burgh et al. 2002 NGC 2023; FOT 900 - 1400 Å RN1 Yes
Gibson & Nordsieck 2003 Pleiades; WISP 1650 & 2200 Å; RN3 Yes
Shalima & Murphy 2006 Orion; FUSE RN4 Yes


Radiative Transfer Models
NameDescription
RN1 Monte Carlo; single star; homogeneous sphere
RN2 Monte Carlo; multiple stars; homogeneous sphere
RN3 analytic single scattering; multiple stars; approximated clumpy slab
RN4 Monte Carlo; foreground slab


References

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

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