If you are to explore the heavens – you need a good map to guide you.
In my opinion there is only one star atlas you need to consider, Will Tirion and Roger W. Sinnott’s “Sky Atlas 2000.0”.
Be prepared, this is quite big when it comes through the post measuring some 30 x 42 cm! Each page has large clear maps showing stars, clusters and nebulae. A must have book
You can purchase the book at Amazon or any other good book retailer.