I will let you be the judge......
but IMHO the 294 just makes smoother pics. BTW the first image was very different from each camera...the 294 being VERY soother and less noise.Both cameras are very good camers and can be used,,,,but the 294 collects more data in less time... For M27 I included a 8 min data of the 1600 to compare with 294(5min) and you can judge for yourself..The files are marked at the top or on the screen capture as to what they are... You might want to full screen them to get a better view..(download also for more info)...So this is my first pass at postting this data.I think the extra 2 bits and well depth in the 294 helps. To see more download and ZOOM and streatch to get a better view of backround noise.USE WIN10 PHOTOs to view this download(under options at beottom of photo.)
The bottom line is that they are both good cameras with the 294 being a little better for fast "live imaging"..The files were resized for under500 for this post... Better pics could be done by tweeking each for each camera...but I tried to keep it simple..
BTW I find that GAIN upper limits for me are : 294-450...1600-350 for fast imaging..*** These are both done at gain =350 ,bin 1 raw16
NO GUIDING,NO DARKS,NO LIGHTS...done all in sharpcap.**********and did a "Live broadcast on nightskiesnetwork.com that night.
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Edited by mega256, 16 May 2018 - 05:39 PM.