Thanks for the responses. I'll check out that post about formula. My formula was trying to calculate (what I thought was distance traveled by the orbit) I haven't been able to recreate it which is why I now keep every formula I tried in my code comments....

here are some formulas I tried.... the one with the SMOOTH WEIRD note is close because it remove the layered layered dots and made it just one smoother layer, but the original one was like fractal'd dots .

'cRE is real x and cIM is the imaginary.

'Rx and Ry are the calculated x and y's for Z

'and orX and orY are the last values for rX and rY

'the variable "Distance" is calculated each iteration and then that value is used to look up a color.

'Distance = Distance + (((Math.Sin(cRE - Rx) ^ 2 * -Math.Cos(cIM - Ry) ^ 2) * 20))

'Distance = Distance + (((Math.Sin(orX - Rx) ^ 2 * Math.Cos(orY - Ry) ^ 2) * 20))

Distance = Distance + Math.Sqrt(((Math.Sin(Rx - orX) ^ 2 * Math.Cos(Ry - orY) ^ 2)) * 1) ' smooth weird

'Distance = Distance + (((orX - Rx) + Math.Cos(Z) * 3.14 / 180) ^ 2 - ((Ry - orY) + Math.Sin(Z) * 3.14 / 180) ^ 2) ' GOOD

'Distance = Distance + (((Rx) + Math.Cos(Z) * 3.14 / 180) ^ 2 - ((Ry) + Math.Sin(Z) * 3.14 / 180) ^ 2) ' good

'Distance = Distance + (((Rx) + Math.Tanh(Z))) 'good

'distance2 = Distance

'Distance = Distance + ((Math.Cos(Rx + Ry) * Math.Sin(Rx + Ry) + Math.Tanh(Z))) ' close

'Distance = Distance + 0.5 * Math.Sin(0.5 * Math.Atan2(Rx, Ry)) ' makes clear division splits 2 x 4 x 8 x 16 x .....

'Distance = Distance + 1 * Math.Sin(Math.Atan2(Ry, Rx)) + 0.5

'Distance = Distance + 0.5 * Math.Sin(Math.Atan2(Ry, Rx)) + 0.5 ' closer but still see bands

As far as coordinates go, I do not have a record of them. But I do have a series of images that would kind of show you how i traveled to that location..... which that location is most likely down the middle arm on the left zoomed in maybe .00001

Also, I'm not sure if the way I keep track of the coordinates to come back is how everyone else does it.

I'm going to either add the coords and zoom to each image, or add it to the file name or I think there is a meta tag option in bitmap file where i can store that extra info in the file.

I have a note pad with locations that I've jotted down

I'm currently adding in the ability to store the locations in the program to just click and go to.