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SkyShed - GPOD Observatory XL3


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SkyShed GPOD XL3 - The worlds first observatory made entirely from recycled HDPE.

 GPOD XL3 has all the strength and UV protection of a POD XL3 made from "virgin" materials, as well as the long life and durability.

GPOD XL3 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 XL3 Includes  - GPOD Dome, 2 Wall Panels, 3 GPOD Bay/Wall Panels, 1 Door, Assembly Hardware, Assembly DVD.

*GPOD pictured is a GPOD XL5 model with 5 optional GPOD Bays added. The GPOD XL3 comes with 3 Bays. 

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 extra GPOD Bays or wall panels "a la carte" in the Extras area. It costs much less to ship extra Bays and 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 GPODs installed in extreme high temp areas. Lowers temperatures inside Bay. 

Plus Ecomate Insulated Wall Panels Hardened Ecomate Spray Foam Insulation, adds incredible strength to the already strong wall panels. 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 XL3
Manufacturer SkyShed
Model GPOD3000
Manufacturer Part No GPOD3000