I don't know if anyone else does this, but I have the game running as a screen saver type item at night. I have my entire maxed out fleet at a choke point, along with a maxed out starbase and all tactical structures. Often though, I find myself repositioning the camera so I can see more of what is going on though, which keeps me awake moreso... as well as just watching the fight... but aside from that here are some ideas:
1) When the camera is pinned and zoom in on a ship, have the camera change its angle along with the ship.
2) this is probably more difficult, have an option for the camera to automatically adjust to display where most of the fighting is happening within a gravity well.