it was a gem to use.
Here's that old gem way back in '86 carrying the original C-8 ota and a 5.5" f/3.6 Schmidt-newt Comet Catcher (I still have). It weighed about 7 lbs. so that was the max I ever loaded it with. The Comet Catcher gave a nice wide true fov of 2.63 degrees to alternate with the C-8's. These days there's much better options and wider fov possible with some small refractors.