For going to TWO years since I was introduced to this endeavor it looks like I've been using AS!3 incorrectly.
I just realized that I have been placing my AP's BEFORE analyzing the video. When the light bulb went off twenty minutes ago it dawned ("Don"ned) on me that if you follow the procedures (in like ALL of the tutorials I've watched over the months as well as the NUMBERED steps on the software itself) it turns out that after you analyze the video then the image that displays in the preview window is the BEST image in the stack. This image is MUCH easier to place AP's on in precise locations.
UGH. Already seeing improvements in the first few attempts at doing things the right way round.
Note: Doesn't fix my collimation issue at all but it DOES appear to allow me to properly stack only those best images in which the details were actually in focus.
Edited by dcaponeii, 27 July 2021 - 12:14 PM.