Follow these recommendations if lost in space and looking for Earth, or the Solar System, or to find the Milky Way Galaxy.
Other than HD 1, which as of April 2022 was one of the furthest galaxies known to exist, usually galaxies with low numbers in the database are more likely visible from Earth. Think simple, it's easy to ignore everything else, the hundred-or-so objects named with an M is a Messier object from 1700s, visible from Earth with binoculars, a good start for finding Milky Way Sol.
Knowing our nearest giant stars eliminates searching rest of the Galaxy, and from there it's easy to locate the neighborhoods of smaller recognizable stars. Reaching Earth only takes a few steps. Sometimes with a lucky angle, smaller stars shine through. Giant stars make Sol tricky to find.
Our Nearby Stars
Once in our stellar neighborhood, find a good view, speed up time so everything else flies by, meanwhile our star cluster has its own gravity. Alpha Centauri is a lot closer than others like Sirius, Procyon, and Formalhaut.
Many star systems have 2 main stars, including Alpha Centauri: Rigil Kentaurus (α Cen A) & Toliman (α Cen B) are almost the same size as Sol. Proxima Centauri (aka α Cen C), a smaller star near the Alpha Centauri system is often seen as its own system. Proxima Centauri also has planets.
That should be enough to reach Earth, and from there best of luck, but it might not even matter if the galaxy is getting destroyed!
To be continued...Click here: Space: Ascendents Sphere of Stars (ASC-1)