Averted Vision

Averted Vision is an easy technique that allows faint objects to be seen through binoculars, telescopes and even the naked eye. This ideal for viewing faint astronomical targets and for the nature observer, improves low light dusk and dawn observations.

To use this technique, simply place the target in the centre of view as normal. But then don’t look directly at the object. Instead look at the edge of field. Once you have done this the object will pop out and suddenly become brighter

For astronomy there are claims this can brighten an object by 3 or 4 magnitudes. I find it very useful on planetary nebulae and globular clusters

For the nature observer it may help bring out details in dark woods or at the bottom of read beds in low light conditions.

Why not give it a go. Its costs nothing to try

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