NEW STAINLESS STEEL (military spec - aircraft grade - high strength) hardware throughout
NEW SUPER durable pure "Glass Bead" (cold-worked - surface-hardened) body finish
NEW Nitrile seals that totally eliminate all internal stray light
NEW lighter Slider body utilizing aesthetic metal removal machining techniques
NEW double-cut DIAMOND knurled ports
NEW rounded corners - the box is gone! Long live the box!
Very short 2.5" body profile
Collimatable top slide-mirror port on all Sliders
Full 360 degree radius pick-off mirror control for Slider 2
Easiest guide star acquisition on the market - guaranteed!
FREE exclusive, zero profile built-in 2" filter changer/holder w/ejection plunger & light-blocking ring
0.25" thick-wall const. for guaranteed zero flexure (no other flip-mirror device even comes close)
Large 1.75" (45mm) straight-through & diagonal clear aperture
VP Slider box dimensions = 2.5"H x 2.5"L x 5"W
Front input port = 2"-24tpi standard threaded slip-ring
Rear output (imaging) port = 2" ID x 0.75" deep w/filter slot
Top slide-mirror port = 2" ID x 1.3" insertion depth
Side pick-off port (VP Slider 2 only) = 1.25" ID x 1.5" deep
Main slide-mirror size = 2" x 2.5"
Side pick-off mirror size = 0.5" x 0.75" (extra-large 0.5" clear aperture)
Double black Nylon thumb screws (10-32) on all output ports
Aircraft-grade 6060-T6 aluminum (NAS620 or AN960 aeronautics specs) or better
Military specification 18-8 stainless steel (MS15795, MS27183 or ASTM A693) or better
Weight: less than 2 lbs.
The above Slider 2 optical manifold now incorporates a built-in, 360 degree radius, externally adjustable pick-off mirror, in it's 1.25" side pick-off port, that accommodates standard 1.25" guiding eyepieces and autoguiding CCD cameras. Slide mirror position is conveniently controlled with the Slider push-pull rod located on the end of the housing (see picture far above, center). The Slider 2's adjustable pick-off mirror controls are located on the left (see above right picture, vertical lever and black knob). The vertical lever controls the Y-axis rotation of the pick-off mirror and the black knob controls the X-axis angle of the pick-off mirror. Yes, that's right! Full 360 degree radius positioning of your guide star, by simply turning a knob and moving a lever - light-years beyond any other optical manifold on the market. And both X and Y axis controls have locks. Note the brass knurled lock nut above for the X-axis lock, and the black lock knob under the side pick-off port tube for the Y-axis lock. A spring loaded ball plunger (behind the side port tube, not shown) provides rock-solid pick-off mirror stabilization during guide star acquisition - no mirror wiggles. With the new top port collimation system, Slider 2s now have TWO full-360 degree radius adjustable ports. Standard drawtubes, adapters and couplings are available at the ADAPTERS link.
See ADAPTERS link for info and pricing