NEW STAINLESS STEEL (military spec - aircraft grade) 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 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
Main slide-mirror size = 2" x 2.5"
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 Slider's front, top, and rear ports are 2-inch format with a profile of 3.5 inches, including the built-in 2" filter slot. The above Slider 1 optical manifold doesn't have a side pick-off port like the Slider 2. It is designed to be used for short unguided time exposures or with CCD cameras that have an incorporated guiding chip or dedicated chip section. Slide mirror position is conveniently controlled with the Slider push-pull rod located on the end of the housing (see picture above left). Top ports are now easily adjustable (360 degrees) for "dead-on" collimation. Standard drawtubes, adapters and couplings are available at the ADAPTERS link.
See ADAPTERS link for info and pricing