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Ring Gate

So I'm looking for a proportional answer, not a calculated exact one.

Example: If light (like from a star) diminishes by the inverse square law, then a similar situation of what I am looking for would be: If I arbitrarily chose the amount of light hitting the Earth to be what I want for some other planet, then if I know how bright its star is compared to the Sun I can figure the distance that planet has to be to get the same amount of light as our Earth does. So a star four times as luminous would require its planet to be twice as far from it as the Earth is from the sun. Looked at this way, I don't need to know units in lumens, distances in meters, etc. Just arbitrary general units and a quick ratio.

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If I were to say for instance that a gate could work if it orbited the Sun at a distance like that of earth, which is 1 AU (only an example) is there a simplified ratio that the Field Equations can be roughly equal to for at least 2 or 3 digit accuracy to be able to say another star of so many solar masses would equal some minimum distance away then for a gate at that star?

I do know that it is simpler for calculations outside of a massive object rather than inside, but it is still too complicated for this Sci-Fi writer. I hope that some rough proportion can be used for distances several times the radius of the sun, again only 2 or 3 digits at least, but if 4 or more, fantastic! The story is NOT a dry textbook to be checked for accuracy, but I do not want to write in things that to someone knowledgeable would laugh at as clearly off.

Thank you very much for any help provided.