Black Lined POD Bays
A new Black Lined POD Bay is now available. The lining is 100% virgin black polyethylene, heavily UV/IR resistant. It adds 15 lbs weight to the Bay, making the lined Bay even stronger than the unlined POD Bay. The black lining is melded with the outer color and will not scratch off or peel over time. It will prevent IR waves from penetrating into the Bay, reducing heat from IR in extreme high environments, and also prevent light from entering the Bay from the outside.
These elements, combined with the success we've had with applying black Krylon Fusion paint to the dome interior, or insulating the walls, will provide a passive high heat, high IR/UV solution for high temp environments. The introductory price to line each Bay is $60.00
Customers who do not choose the Bay lining option, or who currently own non-lined Bays, can apply black Krylon Fusion paint for plastic to their POD Bays for a lower cost solution to lining. View the Krylon Fusion commercial Here (RealPlayer) May take a moment to load.
Lined Bays can be added on their
own or with Insulated Wall panels.
We've recently perfected a method of filling the POD walls with hardened Ecomate foam insulation. Not only does this make the already strong walls incredibly strong, it cuts out IR waves, UV waves, and light.
The thick insulation helps keep outside hot and cold temps on the outside in extreme environments. Only adds 8 pounds per wall panel!
The price to insulate each panel is $60.00.
Ecomate® Awarded The IBEX Environmental Award!
Note Spraying black Krylon Fusion paint on the primary Dome interior will extend the benefits of IR and UV blockage.
Click Here for a larger Wall Panel view
NEW POD Zenith Table! or PZT
For those who want easier zenith access with some scopes we have developed the new PZT. How about slewing through zenith from horizon to horizon, and not having to move the dome all night? The PZT needs no motors, no chains, no need to interface the dome and scope. No problems. Way more time for imaging. Longer duration images.
sits flush with the bottom of the primary dome flange and the
outside Wall/Bays. Whenever you want, simply and easily slide the
entire open dome onto the
POD Meets Roll Off. The Best of Both Worlds!
The PZT is 30" deep, meaning with or without any mount offset,
you get a full and clear view way past zenith. In any scope type. From Horizon to Horizon!
what experienced POD owners and esteemed astro educators are saying
about POD and the new enhancements -
Wayne, You da' Man!!! If someone had told me last week that you could have made an improvement to the POD that would stir up this much excitement, I would have found it hard to believe. You've taken the one point that some folks perceived as a negative and turned it into a positive. Nobody can complain about the zenith problem ever again... Great job, Wayne and Group! John
I am still blown away with all of your great enhancements lately! I am almost sure that you would have never imagined that you could make the insulated dome at an affordable price. And, the PZT is exactly what all these “zenith crazed” people needed to make their PODs perfect! Who could ask for more from a product? It is immediately accessible, simple to use, inexpensive to buy and maintain, and the company head on down to the employees are all wonderful people. DR
It belongs in the category "That's so simple I should have thought of it myself". Well done! Garry.
With the changes (evolution) of the POD in the last few months POD is just going to blow everything else away. As is not the case with a lot of other manufacturers out there, Wayne and his group have paid close attention to our experiences and suggestions for POD, and made many changes. Thanks to Wayne, his associates, and the entire user group for making POD the best low cost solution for every amateur astronomers dream, an observatory. Dr. Mike.
All these improvements! I purchased my POD on November and I absolutely love it; it is all that Wayne promised and so much more; I am proud to be the only person in a 500km radius with his own full-time observatory. I am going to name my next cat "Wayne Parker" ... Andrew