This is my first star atlas and it is fantastic! I had never seen a star chart before, had no idea how to read them until I started looking at it. I was was amazed at how user friendly it is to read and actually understand! The only thing you would need to know going in is what Right Ascention and Declination is. After that, it is so easy to figure out! You'll be amazed at how quickly you can turn into a star chart guru!
I would recommend this to anyone who is just starting out or who have been stargazing for years! Well worth the money!