This nebula is known as a bipolar double-shell nebula planetary
nebula. Whew, try saying that 5 times fast. The sun like star is
surrounded by gas that composed the outer
layer. It is some 2,870 light-years from here. Discovered
by William Herschel in 1787, in Slough, England. I'm very
surprised that our 8 inch telescope was able to pick it out so nicely.
Thank you Hyperstar. The Hubble site
has a very
nice image of this planet nebula. It is amazing!