Refractor are always good choice for beginner. Simple to use, great optics, the celestron 80mm powerseeker is an average medium sized telescope. 80mm optic is not much. but it will still allow you to see better than what galileo can see 350 years back. In fact you can see surface of jupiter's detail, mar's surface detail and also saturn's ring and it track well with the motor drive, if you set it up correctly. If you are on bugdet, this is always a 1st recommendation!
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.