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Dithering without Autoguiding

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From a 2014 thread, I see that one can dither without auto-guiding - something recommended to me by the creator of StarTools.  So I want to give that a go, and have a questions.

The 2014 post said 

Follow these steps to configure both BackyardEOS/BackyardNIKON and PHD for dithering.
 

In BackyardEOS or BackyardNIKON

  1. Start BackyardEOS or BackyardNIKON.
  2. Click the "PHD" button, just right on the Camera Information Centre.  This is a toggle ON/OFF button.
  3. Start an image capture plan as you normally would.

Question 1: Does this feature require a Premium Edition for BYN?

Question 2: What is the recommended physical connection between PC and mount for a Celestron SE mount.  Is it to the mount AUX or is it to the NexStar/NexStar+/StarSense HC?

Question 3: Under the dithering configuration, is ASCOM or PHD preferred?

 

Thank you

You are now dithering between each image.

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You don't select PHD in BYE (that would be guiding). You need to select Direct Mount (ASCOM).

Yes, you need the premium version because Direct Mount dithering requires ASCOM and that is a Premium feature.

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