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SkyShed - GPOD Observatory XL5


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SkyShed GPOD XL5 - The worlds first observatory made entirely from recycled HDPE.

GPOD XL5 has all the strength and UV protection of a POD XL5 made from "virgin" materials, as well as the long life and durability.

GPOD XL5 is available in your choice of two colors, Desert Tan and Lunar Gray/Blue. Mix and match dome and wall/Bay colors, or choose one color for both.

SkyShed GPOD XL5 Includes
- GPOD Dome, 5 GPOD Bays, 1 Door, Assembly Hardware, Assembly DVD.

Options to choose from when checking out -

Please choose your dome and wall colors, or your glow color options, and your shipping State or Province.

You can add one wall panel or more to replace POD Bays, for situations like mobile use, where you might want a smaller footprint. You'll find extra wall panels in
the Extras area. It costs less to ship extra wall panels when you add them to your original POD shipment.

Optional GPOD Bay Lining. Fifteen pounds of black recycled polyethylene, melded to the Bay color of your choice. Adds even more strength, plus IR radiation protection to PODs installed in extreme high temp areas. Lowers temperatures inside Bay.

Hardened Ecomate Spray Foam Insulation, adds incredible strength to the door frame panel. It blocks Infra Red radiation, UV radiation, and keeps the interior much cooler in extremely hot outside temps. Will help keep heat inside in winter too.

The insulation option is designed for high heat environments
, but the added strength makes it a great option for any environment.

Bonus Items DeepSky 2011 Software, SkyNews Subscription, SkyShed Pier Plans and over 40 Freeware and Trialware software programs on CD, Official POD Cap.

Product Series

By using the same proven material that's been used globally, for decades in agricultural products and outdoor structures, combined with an evolutionary patent pending design, SkyShed POD is the permanent or temporary observatory solution to house and operate the latest visual and photographic astronomical equipment.


Unlike competing products, POD is not a D.I.Y. project and is ready to go right out of the box. With just a few basic hand tools, you can have a fully functioning observatory up and operating within a short time of POD arriving at your front door. How much is your time worth to you" Don't forget to take your labor time into consideration when determining total project cost. If you plan on adding a few POD Bays later, consider doing so at the time of your initial purchase instead. This way you will not only save money on individual Bay purchases, but especially on Bay shipping costs. If added at time of purchase Bays only cost an extra $50.00 each to ship. Purchased later the shipping cost will be at least twice as much. POD Bays can be shipped 3 in a box, therefore you save a pile on shipping 3 Bays at once compared to shipping one at a time. Shipping one Bay later will cost almost as much as shipping three later. The same applies for extra wall panels. POD comes with a one year factory warranty.

Additional Information

Name SkyShed - GPOD Observatory XL5
Manufacturer SkyShed
Model GPOD5000