I recently bought a Meade DSI IV and this is my first attempt at DSO. I took 30 - 1 minute exposures (unguided) and 15 dark frames. No Bias or flats. We had almost full Moon late last night and into early morning. I stacked them with DSS and then stretched the curves with GIMP and cleaned up a bit with the Astro Flats pro.
I just received the QHY Polemaster yesterday afternoon and now I can't live without it. I had to trim my Jacaranda trees to open up a bit more sky, about 10 degrees ( https://www.cloudyni...ssue/?p=9447775 ).
Orion Atlas mount
Meade LX70 150mm Mak Cass
Meade DSI IV Color
Baader UHC-S Nebula filter
QHY Polemaster (this is a great gadget, only took a few minutes to get accurate polar alignment)
Astro Flats pro