Many people assume viewing Saturn takes a special or large telescope but the first time I saw its rings all I had was my brother's 40mm spotting scope, with a zoom 13x to 40x eyepiece. At 13x the rings were tiny but unmistakable. Jupiter's main belts were also discerned easily at 40x.
Speaking of assumptions, a telescope is not your first acquisition. Just like you wouldn't examine a small object with a 50x or 100x microscope before taking an overall look at 4x to 10x or so with a magnifier, you don't jump the gun from naked eye sight to telescopic 50x or 100x sight. Because in both cases you see such a small piece of the scene you don't know where it fits and you're lost.
The in-between is filled by binoculars. 8x to 10x, 40mm to 50mm is fine for beginners. It surprises many newcomers but lots of deep-space targets are so broad they don't fit in a telescope's viewfield. The much wider field of binocs frames them well, on the other hand.
Maybe you have noticed most telescopes have a smaller scope piggybacked onto them, that small scope has the same specs as binoculars for the reasons I cited.
TS 8x40 Wildlife, 10x50 Marine - Fujinon 16x70 - TS 80mm triplet, 6x30 finder, EQ-3 mount, TS 2" 99% diagonal - Celestron C5+ and 6x30 finder, DIY tripod - 5" Bahtinov - 12" GSO dob, 8x50 finder - Hyperion 24,13,10mm 68° - TS Expanse 17mm 70° - SW 7mm Panorama 82° - Ultima 2x barlow - Astronomik UHC-E filter - Baader O-III - Astro Solar 5" & 80mm filters - Sky Atlas 2000 - Rükl's Moon Atlas - Canon 400D - 5mW green laser