I've searched for other topics about this on the forum, and the general advice seems to be that I should first try looking through telescopes at an astronomy club, talk to other amateurs, and buy binoculars to get familiar with the sky before I buy a telescope. There aren't any astronomy clubs where I live (Egypt), I don't know other amateurs, and I really don't want to get binoculars. The chances are, if it's not that impressive I'll just lose interest and my parents seeing that I'm not very serious about it will refuse that I buy a telescope (we also have to travel elsewhere where the only telescope factory in the country is located to buy either one). Question is: Will I be able to learn how to use a telescope by myself without any previous experience? And since I'm making a topic, I managed to save up the equivalent of 440$ (so that's the maximum, but I'm hoping I can buy a telescope and still keep some, but 440$ is still okay), what should I get?