We present an analysis of the diffuse ultraviolet (UV) emission near the Taurus Molecular Cloud based on observations made by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). We used a Monte Carlo dust scattering model to show that about half of the scattered flux originates in the molecular cloud with 25% arising in the foreground and 25% behind the cloud. The best-fit albedo of the dust grains is 0.3 but the geometry is such that we could n4ot constrain the phase function asymmetry factor (g).
Sathya Narayan, Jayant Murthy, and Narayanankutty Karuppath, “Dust Scattering from the Taurus Molecular Cloud”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, pp. 1-8, 2016.