I have obtained, free at the moment, a meade etx90 ec, with a few eye pieces, and auto star controller.
The autostar will point the telescope for you at the desired object.
You can also mount a camera to it!
I dont know much about telescopes, but this one has motors so its extra cool for a beginer
So far I have looked at the moon with various magnification, and the grooves in my neighbors vinyl siding, very exciting stuff.