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SkyShed GPOD XL5
SkyShed GPOD XL5
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Our Price: $3,295.00

Product Code: GPOD5000

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Insulated Wall Panels + Heavier Bay

Wall Insulation + Heavier Bay:

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 USB.

Options to choose from when checking out -

Please choose your dome and wall colors, 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.

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. In addition, since we can't insulate the POD Bay, we add 15 lbs of more HDPE to create a "Heavy" Bay at 50 lbs when you choose the Insulation and Heavier Bay option. This makes the already strong Bay even stronger, helps keep IR waves out, and aids in cooling in hot temps.

Bonus Items SkyNews Subscription, Official POD Cap.

*Pictured telescope not included

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Still going after 7+ years November 11, 2016
Reviewer: Mike Weasner from Oracle, AZ  
This is an update to my review from 2014.  From Aug 2009 to Feb 2016 my POD had an 8" LX200-ACF telescope and performed admirably during that time.  In February I upgraded the observatory to a 12" LX600 telescope.  The POD continues to make a wonderful home for this larger telescope. The POD has survived our southern Arizona summer sun and heat, Monsoon thunderstorms, hail, and yes, even snow. 7+ years and the POD still looks the same as it did in 2009.  I am definitely glad I chose the POD in 2009.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 5 Years and Still Love It! August 5, 2014
Reviewer: Michael Weasner from Oracle, AZ United States  
After doing a LOT of research into observatories that would be set up on my "retirement land", I decided on a SkyShed POD.  I ordered a GPOD XL5 in May 2009; it arrived in July 2009.  It was easy to set up and has now been in very frequent use for 5 years (as of Aug 2014).  The POD has proven to be an excellent investment to protect my equipment and provide a "home" to me and my telescope. We have pretty extreme weather here in southern Arizona and the POD has survived admirably.  Temps have ranged from 120F to 6F.  Rainfall has been over 1" at times.  Snow, heat, water, cold; nothing has put my equipment at risk.  I definitely recommend a POD as your "personal observatory".  You will love it as much as I do.

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