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I want to check if I'm doing this right. I'm computing the equilibrium temperature for planets where the CMB and/or the planet's intrinsic radiation (as in weakly radiating jovians) matters.

I start with the commonly quoted $$4\pi\sigma R^2 T^4=\frac{\pi R^2L(1-a)}{4\pi d^2}$$ I note that the left side corresponds to outflux, and the right side corresponds to influx. It follows that we can add absorbed CMB $4\pi\sigma R^2 T_{\text{CMB}}^4(1-a)$ to the right side. We add intrinsic flux $L_{\text{self}}$ to the right side also, because it is equal to outflux when the star and the CMB are absent. So we have: $$4\pi\sigma R^2 T^4=\frac{\pi R^2L(1-a)}{4\pi d^2}+4\pi\sigma R^2 T_{\text{CMB}}^4(1-a) + L_{\text{self}}$$

And the ultimate expression isolating $T^4$ is $$T^4 = \frac{L(1-a)}{16\pi\sigma d^2}+T_{\text{CMB}}^4(1-a)+\frac{L_{\text{self}}}{4\pi\sigma R^2}$$ Right?

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