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SkyShed POD XL5
SkyShed POD XL5
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Our Price: $3,395.00

Product Code: POD5000

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Insulated Wall Panels + Heavier Bay

Wall Insulation + Heavier Bay:

SkyShed POD XL5 Includes - POD Dome, 5 POD Bays, 1 Door, Assembly Hardware, Assembly USB.

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Please choose your dome and wall colors, insulation and lining options, and your shipping State or Province.

You can add extra POD 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.

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. 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.

Please Note If you're choosing wall insulation, you cannot choose Discovery White as your wall color. The insulation darkens over time and will make your walls look brown.

Bonus Items Official POD Cap.

*Pictured telescope not included
New POD Owner - Tim Stockman's POD Video

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Only the best from Sky Shed. November 13, 2016
Reviewer: Pierre Lachambre from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada  
I’m the proud owner of a XL5 POD with a Visor. I live in a heavy light polluted area and I get up at 4:00 in the morning to go to work. Before I had my POD, I could only go out on Friday’s and Saturday’s to do some astronomy. Now, I get out any night, open the dome and get running in five minutes. No set up, no packing, five to 10 minutes and I’m ready to go back in the house. It is the best investment I did for my Hobby. Assembly is so easy and the product is of top engineering and quality. Good work Wayne and all at Sky Shed POD.

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5 of 5 Love the Pod November 11, 2016
Reviewer: WES from Lebanon, TN  
I have been using the sky shed pod with 5 bays for well over a year now. I thoroughly enjoy it! Assembly was easy and I put expandable water seal tape on the bottom to make it water tight.  It does not take long to fill up the bays with stuff such as seats, laptop and equipment shelves and dew shields, etc.. I built my own pzt to slid the dome onto so I would have better zenith access with my Celestron Edge HD 14" telescope. It clears the dome so I don't have to reposition it to a different park position each time I close it up for the night. The dome rotates easily on the wheels and is easy to slide onto the zenith table. The pod allows me to leave the scope setup and ready for my next observing session. Previously had to assemble the telescope in the driveway and it took an hour to setup and then would have to tear it all back down when finished. Was a real pain in the neck. The pod locks and I feel it is very secure when closed up.

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5 of 5 Here's my POD experience so far November 11, 2016
Reviewer: Tim99 from Western New York  
I am enjoying my POD very much.It has plenty of room for me with five bays.  It is dry and I feel like my equipment is housed in a good place.  The dome rolls very easily and I like the 4ft high side walls.  I can stand or sit in there and feel like I am outside under the stars.(I didn't want an observatory where I felt like I was trapped in a box.) If you are into observing the cosmos, this little observatory is your answer to a relatively inexpensive and quick  set-up. My only concern so far:  I am into Astrophotography and my only concern with the POD is the dome blocks targets at zenith.  I built my own PZT (Pod Zenith Table) which enables me to push the dome completely off the POD but then if I want to change targets in that direction the dome is in the way again.  I am working on a PZT design that will allow 360 degree open access to the sky which is what I like. There is no perfect observatory but this one comes close!  It really is awesome for the backyard  astronomer.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Such a deal September 21, 2014
Reviewer: John Pierre from Othello, WA United States  
I shopped and researched for hours before I bought my POD. I am glad I did. It was the best buy and virtually indestructible. I had a large windstorm that took out a 50 year old tree but did not even bother the POD on a floating deck.

    I'm so happy I got the extra bays. You fill them up so fast it's not funny.

    The support is great here. Sometimes parts may take a little time but I remember an old saying " Do you want Quality or Quantity? ". Existing POD owners are on Yahoo and chatting all the time about their experiences.


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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Awsome product. August 25, 2014
Reviewer: from North Zulch, TX United States  
I have been using my Pod for several months now and don't know how I did astronomy without it. No more making eighteen trips to and from the backyard hauling all my gear in and out of the house every time I want to do some viewing or astrophotography. Now I simply open up the Pod, turn on the scope and computers and start viewing or imaging. It only takes about 5 minutes as every thing is already setup and well protected from the elements and theft. I have gone through some pretty severe weather with it and had only a very minor leak at one of the hinge points ( about a 1/4 cup got inside ) but that was with driving rain and wind around 60 mph.

I would highly recommend this product to any serious observer as you will find that it greatly increases your viewing time and opportunities because of the convenience of no more setup.

Richard Coggins

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