Well, so since rotating the reticle back to an up-right orientation. It helps me polar align much easier because if I look at it, it just reads "correctly". Sorry, but looking through a reticle, or anything with upside down and inversed markings just didn't make a whole lot sense.
Here's an example of a sub of North America that I took under the bright moon, with the Optolong L-nHance filter through my WO Spacecat 51, 2minutes and 30 seconds, unguided. I wanted to check my system under the bright moon because if nothing works, I haven't wasted a night, not if the moon is out.
Anyways, here's one of my subs at 2 minutes and 30 seconds long, unguided. Maybe I didn't have to mess with the reticle, who knows, but I just felt uneasy reading anything that is upside down and inversed.
I don't think what I did with the reticle was absolutely crucial. Since it's not connected to anything in the mount and it's only there as a guide. More importantly, whether the reticle is right-side up or upside-down, it doesn't change where Polaris needs to be relative to where I position the mount. However, Sky-Watcher's polar alignment app has the reticle with the "6" pointed down, so do other polar alignment apps. So I will orient my reticle according to the the polar alignment apps that I use.
Edited by awong101, 29 September 2020 - 08:48 PM.