I have resolved to finally complete the Astronomical League's Messier challenge this year. I think I have seen them all over the years, but I am doing the systematic logging etc this time around. I've returned to observing after a hiatus of a bunch of years.
Anyway, one thing I have returned to the night sky with is a desire to limit the amount of computer screen time I involve in my actual observing sessions. I had a brief return to stargazing a few years ago, and I think it was so short lived because I immediately jumped into imaging etc. I spend my days in front of a screen, and if I can avoid one while I have the telescope out, I'd be happier.
Which brings me to my question: for a M hunt, what sort of paper maps/atlas would one recommend? I have had three observing sessions with the very popular Pocket Atlas, and I am finding that it's not working for me. My chief complaint is that in busy areas of the sky, it's super difficult for me to pick out the M objects from all the other deep sky things under a dim red light. As a reference during the day it's great.
I have been resorting to Stellarium on the computer (and will continue to if I can't find a paper based solution). It allows you to select which deep space objects are shown.