If I want a certain row to be the first that is shown, I press C-l C-l. Now I'm looking for the same thing with columns. I imagine it like this:
I move the cursor to the desired column, do "blank", and said column becomes the first column visible. Changing rows does not change that first column.

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Keeping in mind that column numbers are zero-based, and assuming that column zero is currently visible, then you can use scroll-left with the desired column as a prefix argument. e.g.:

C-u 16 C-x<

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