Great advice, I bought a cheap telescope and it put me off for years. Research is key.
This is actually a very bad telescope. Some reputable astro retailers (the most reputable being First Light Optics) even skip the entire Celestron Powerseeker line of telescopes to avoid things like this. The problems with it: - It is not a real Newtonian, but a "Bird Jones" design. This means that it uses a cheap spherical mirror instead of a parabolic and to correct some of the resulting distortion it has magnifying/correcting element on the focuser which creates quality and other (no collimation possible) issues. - Apart from saving on the mirror the "Bird Jones" design also makes the scope shorter. This is actually how you can tell it is a Bird Jones, with a 1000mm focal length, a Newtonian would normally be 1m long - but this not even half that length. In itself it would not be a bad thing, but manufacturers use it to go really cheap on the mount. So they mount this on an EQ1/2, a quite poor mount. - The finder scope is the most useless cheap plastic 5x24 that Celestron could find. I can excuse it when they use it on their £50 travel scope 70, but not here. Any £10 red dot finder would be a major upgrade. - You will need new eyepieces. They do not specify for this model, but the Powerseeker line comes with Hyugens and Ramsden eyepieces, which are pretty useless 17th century designs. Even if it was a plossl, the 4mm would not be useful, especially with this scope. Most importantly, even if you did not care about quality, IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE!!! You could make a case if it was under £100, but the vastly superior Celestron Astromaster 130EQ is just £134 shipped from Amazon. It is the same brand, but the higher quality Astromaster line, with better mount, proper Newtonian (even slightly larger aperture), better finder, better eyepieces... I can't believe how it got so many hot votes, I mean do people blindly believe a sellers' random "£110" off??? In any case, as I do in such threads I will post a link to where I keep the slides from my annual telescope buying talk: https://astro.ecuadors.net/hpag-presentations/ (there's also a binocular buying presentation deck there) or you can also check out beginner scopes here: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/beginner-telescopes.html Oh, and I very strongly advise against buying telescopes from Jessops if you are a beginner. Yes, I have bought one once myself since it was a good scope at a discount, but I knew what I was doing. And no, definitely not a "Jessops brand".
I have not seen one in many many hours (shock)
I bought a pair of Celestron 71008 SkyMaster 25 x 70 Binoculars for £64 on Amazon two years ago. They have now gone up to £85. The binoculars have 25x magnification and are fairly heavy to hold, so they need to be rested on something or ideally used with a tripod.
These are a decent starter pair on a budget, best for hand held viewing, if you'll be using a tripod it's worth getting a pair with higher magnification, instead of 10x50 more like 25x50. I wouldn't go lower than 50, but going much past that starts to cost a lot more but will let in more light. https://www.jessops.com/p/jessops/10x50-full-size-binoculars-97047