It worked. I got to the parking area about 30 minutees after sunset, walked south, and easily found my first target, the "space alien with eye" formation I called, "Space Alien Arch." That's the first photo, above. Jupiter is the bright object. This is looking to the west, so the skyglow coming from the Las Vegas Valley is pretty obvious.
I then headed north a bit, to my second target. The comet is actually in this shot, as was my intent, but it had not tail and was so small that it is almost imperceptible. It's above the two stars at the end of the Little Dipper, about half way up the photo, about 20% in from the right edge
Then I walked back to the parking lot and set up my tracking mount. Set it up dual saddle, with my 80mm f/7 refractor on one side, and my Nikon D3500 with 85mm f/1.8 lens on the other.
My initial shots showed quite a bit of trailing, indicating a poor alignment. So I got behind my mount and adjusted both the altitude and the azimuth alignment. Shots after that showed no apparent trailing, at least not at the scale I was shooting and enlarging.
The telescope shots were about 60 seconds at ISO 2000. Nice thin trail visible. Very happy with the result.
I also discovered that my D3500 produces very violet stars, quite different from my D780 (which was attached to my telescope). Not sure if that's due to a setting I made or just the way the sensors are calibrated, or perhaps if one or the other has or doesn't have an IR and/or UV cutfilter built in. Definitely like the D780 representation of stars, better.