I put my Orion ED80T CF with a lot of trimmings on my GM8 Dec assembly.
Which is attached to a G11G RA head.
And I chose to get the HD tripod.
GM811GHD, Gemini II controller. Nirvanas for me.
You can tap into a group with an amazing amount of experience, expertise, and repair of Losmandy Mounts, Gemini I and II controllers, and Brian who works as support for Losmandy.
This video really explains where Scott Losmandy is today with the mounts he's built since the 1980's, when he began. It's quite impressive.
But another thing that was more important to me was the ability to really customize my new mount to fit my needs.
I have to set-up, and remove my mount daily, Ma Ma's rules, the mount comes in the house when not in use.
I decided I wanted a Portable Pier as my mount. And I worked out I needed manageable "chunks", since well, Ma Ma's rules, and I'm an old fart. I can make several trips, but I can't carry the weight I once could.
So my entire mount is very easily dismantled, and reassembled, with no more than loosening and tightening hand screws, and minimal wiring connections. (3 on top, 3 on the ground end.)
So my Orion ED80T CF rides on MY GM8 (11G HD).
Once, I did put together my Nikon D3400, Tamron 150-600 mm, battery eliminator, on a Vixen bar, and took pictures of the last comet. It worked phantasmagorical !
But I don't know if the Gemini I has comet tracking.
Still, I bet it will work great for what you have in mind, Casual Astrophotography.
Sounds very enjoyable!