The VSE Slider2 is an incredible tool for CCD imaging (see S&T 7/2002 Test Report), enabling the finding of objects in a matter of minutes instead of hours and centering an object almost perfectly on the CCD chip when you slide the mirror out. Being able to do visual imaging without taking everything apart is another huge plus. Precision built yet as rugged as a tank, it’s made of military spec aircraft grade stainless steel hardware throughout, with a durable pure "Glass Bead" (cold-worked, surface-hardened) body finish, nitrile seals that totally eliminate all internal stray light, double-cut diamond knurled ports and a short, 2.5" body profile. Other features include:
* Collimatable top slide-mirror port
* Full 360 degree radius pick-off mirror control & easy guide star acquisition
* Zero profile built-in 2" filter changer/holder w/ejection plunger & light-blocking ring
* .25" thick-wall const. for guaranteed zero flexure
*Large 1.75" (45mm) straight-through & diagonal clear aperture
*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 = 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
*Weight: less than 2 lbs.
There are no adapters or extension tubes included - just the basic latest model Slider 2 that sells new for $595 plus shipping. Signed in 2002 by Paul Van Slyke, this has been well cared for and is in excellent condition, both functionally and cosmetically.
Asking $400, shipped insured Priority Mail to anywhere in Conus. Get the very best and save over $200 at the same time. (Paypal is ok if you pay the 3% fee, as is a money order.)