Nice find, and nice Luna pic!
You are right, these would be great scopes for the summer Milky Way scanning, or wide-field photos. That reason is exactly why I jumped on one of these awhile back. Mine is a later black-tube version and while I've only had it out a handful of times, the optics seem pretty fair.
One tip I've gleaned from the other CC users here:
If you are going to use this scope for mostly visual..... it's recommend getting a helical focuser for it, then you don't have to worry as much with the sled focuser - just get it in rough with the sled, then lock it down and use the helical for fine focus at the ep. The female threads on the sled are Vixen 36.4mm, and a simple thin 36.4 male to T-thread male adapter.
I went with an inexpensive Svbony T-thread unit from Amazon..... actually forgot that I'd had it until yesterday, when this thread popped up. My CC project has been on the back burner as of late, just doing some things here and there.... but I'll get it out and get some pics of how it looks and post it up here. It's a good upgrade.