07-29-2015, 03:31 PM

To find the maximum contribution:

1) Find the separation distance between stars (in A.U.) minus the planet's apoastron distance from its star;

2) Square the result of #1, then take its inverse (1/x);

3) Multiply the result of #2 by:

3a) the luminosity of the non-host star, and

3b) then multiply that result by the Solar Constant;

4) Multiply the result of #3b by (1 minus the planet's albedo);

5) Divide the result of #4 by 5.670373 x 10 to the -8;

6) Take the fourth root of #5 to get the temperature in Kelvin.

To find the minimum contribution:

1) Find the separation distance between stars (in A.U.) plus the planet's apoastron distance from its star;

2) Repeat steps #2 through #6, as above.

Hope this works for you,

Radtech497

1) Find the separation distance between stars (in A.U.) minus the planet's apoastron distance from its star;

2) Square the result of #1, then take its inverse (1/x);

3) Multiply the result of #2 by:

3a) the luminosity of the non-host star, and

3b) then multiply that result by the Solar Constant;

4) Multiply the result of #3b by (1 minus the planet's albedo);

5) Divide the result of #4 by 5.670373 x 10 to the -8;

6) Take the fourth root of #5 to get the temperature in Kelvin.

To find the minimum contribution:

1) Find the separation distance between stars (in A.U.) plus the planet's apoastron distance from its star;

2) Repeat steps #2 through #6, as above.

Hope this works for you,

Radtech497

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