There is a famous string of stars that someone will provide the name of that I have forgotten, however if you are in a system with multiple stars with planets around them then that other set of planets can look like a string of stars.@Phongsalt, a great suggestion. I think I'm so low on the galactic plane that there are few stars around me and orientation according to a well positioned star was a challenge. Luckily I found one that was close but it left some further aspects. With this method, one is orientated on a vector but not according to roll on that axis. Luckily the milky way was close, that sorted roll, but I had to further establish up and down. Fortunately one of the objects I was interested in is presumably a galaxy and that was identifiable within the galaxy map. That did for up and down. There is further guesswork using zoom to control the visual field. I suspect the next object I was interested in was a nebula though it looked more like a string of very bright stars. Life doesn't always have to be easy, even in gaming.