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Ground state forbidden transitions of np^q ions of C, N, 0, Ne, Mg, Si, S, and Fe can provide important information on the state of cosmic ionized gases. Wavelengths of these lines are in the far- and near-UV visible and near-- and far-IR regions of the spectrum. The line intensity ratios of particular transitions in q = 2, 4 ions can provide information on the temperature of the gas and in q = 3 ions information on the density of the gas. In the present work we have tabulated the line intensities of 95 transitions of these ions, which include those used to calculate the line ratios as well as other strong lines of the ions in the ground state terms in the same temperature and density ranges treated previously. These data can be used for calculations of the absolute line intensities if the ionic abundances are known. We have also graphed 25 of the most interesting cases. These calculations are important for studies of the solar transition region, ionized nebulae, circumstellar nebulae such as found in symbiotic stars, supernova remnants, interstellar bubbles produced by stellar winds, and emission regions in active galactic nuclei.


This article was originally published in Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, volume 42, in 1980. DOI: 10.1086/190664

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