In fact I am not sure if my equipment can collide. I also have a fairly small scope. Currently I target the Veil nebula which at meridian passage has a DEC of about 72 degrees. And this happens at around 1AM, so one hour after midnight. I am not against the flip but had an align failure last night post flip. The reason is unknown and therefor I wanted to avoid the flip.
I might want to check early in the morning if the flip was successful.