Newcomer / Intro How do you plot a route to somewhere you can see?

I'm 1000 ly out of the bubble and can see little nebulae that look like attractive destinations. Is there a way to identify these objects and potentially plot routes to them. The difficulty is orientating oneself between the galaxy map and real space.
 
Point your nose at the nebula, then flip through the list of destinations available in the left hand panel until you find one that lies roughly in the same direction.
Set this as a destination, then go to galmap and orient your direction of travel along this line and zoom along it till you come to a likely candidate.You may have to do this several times,moving to each selected destination and repeating the process each time.It's not guaranteed and quite time consuming, but it should yield results.Hope this helps.Good luck.
 
@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.
 
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@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.
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.
 
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