One method I found to solve the whole problem with finding the way around the sky was to use plate solves and re-slew to the target. Once the stars are in focus, you can have software analyze the RAW file, show where the camera is really pointed, then re-slew to the proper target. Sometimes this can be the only way to point to some really faint stuff. Saves a lot of frustration!
Software I've used for this task:
The Sky X (their all-sky platesolve is pretty fast)
I know that tools like Astrotortilla can be configured to use a local database rather than the internet.
Since you're probably autoguiding, you may also be using tools like Backyard EOS (correction: the Nikon version), which might integrate into other solving tools.