I want to rotate a object that has the shape of a globe so that it aligns with world coordinates. I have a camera pointed at that globe and it is crucial that this angle is not changed during this operation. Can anyone give me a tip on how to do that?
put the object, the camera and its target in the same group.
If necessary move the pivot of the group to match those of the shape, now you can rotate or move the whole group.
Open the group, select its bounding box and delete it.