# Deepest

Robert P. Munafo, 2008 Feb 18.

The words "deep", "depth" etc. are often used to refer to the amount of magnification in a view.

The popular program FRACTINT allows arbitrarily deep views, which it implements by using arbitrary precision math routines.

The 1991 book Mm - Much Ado About Nothing - Vol. 1, (A.G. Davis Philip, Adam Robucci, Michael Frame & Kenelm Philip, LC catalog number 91-092943) discusses the midgets on the spike of the sequence R2F(1/2B1)S (period 3), R2F(1/2B1)FS[2]S (period 4), R2F(1/2B1)FS[2]FS[2]S (period 5), etc. (see Utter West)

The last midget in the sequence they picture has period 300, and the
image of it is at magnification 1.6×10^{359}, requiring about 362
decimal digits or 1202 binary digits to compute. This is the deepest
view I have seen, but with FRACTINT one could easily go deeper.

See also resolution, coordinates.

Here are some Internet pages related to very deep imaging:

Richard Voss' Avogadro Midget,
as the name suggests, involves a magnification of about
6×10^{23}.

This zoom movie
(wmv video, WMV1 codec), one of several at
fractal-animation.net,
ends at a magnification of about 3×10^{27}.
Coordinates: -1.7499357218920984460646651243594
+ 0.0000000890808697365708495087578 i @ 7.1e-28.

Adam Robucci's
image of a midget close to R2t, magnification 10^{359}. It is the
leftmost midget of period 300.

Deepzooming with Fractint,
includes images up to about 10^{1500}. The arbitrary Precision
algorithms are described
here.
The 10^{1500} image, located at exactly 0.0 + 1.0 i, exploits a special
property of those coordinates which makes deep zooming easier.

From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2018. Mu-ency index

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