What limitations are you trying to overcome compared with the Lodestar ? If you are looking to guide on the faintest stars, the 314 will probably go a bit fainter with a few seconds exposure. (I tried a Lodestar with my ALPY 200 but returned it as my old cooled 16ic-s would guide on fainter stars) On bright stars though you might have to use the cropped frame feature to get a decent update speed. Also what main camera are you using ? I dont think for example you can fit two 314 sized cameras side by side on the LHIRES. Anyway since you have both why not try them and let us know which works best?