SkyShed Observatories

Get the wind protection of a dome without the need to motorize rotation with SkyShed Observatories’ new POD (starting at $1,495 plus shipping for the basic model).

Constructed of double-walled high-density polyethylene, the 7½-foot-wide POD is lightweight yet durable. It features a fully rotating dome that exposes the enclosed observer to 50% of the sky, including the zenith. The SkyShed POD is expandable with optional bays ($279) and requires minimal assembly. It’s available in a variety of colors, including glow-in-the-dark “neutron blue” or “ion green” at additional cost.

Contact: SkyShed; 3404 Perth Rd., 180 RR #2, Staffa, Ontario, Canada N0K 1Y0;'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.


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