Helpful, yes, but whether it's required depends on the image scale / focal length and polar alignment of your system.
You can get good results simply by letting the Moon drift through the field of view while recording an AVI, which you later process with software (e.g., Registax) into a single frame.
To get Great results, you need to match your image scale, exposure settings, focus, and processing to the seeing at the time of capture. If there is image movement, the result might be very good, but not optimum.
If you already have everything you need EXCEPT a tracking mount, go ahead and try it with the drift method and see what you get. Practice makes perfect!
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