964 wroteSure, ior just reply here and maybe get others opinion too, it's been a while since I've looked into these kinds of things so my advice may not be the greatest,
Craig wroteAs for the camera itself, it really depends on what you're capturing but most budget DSLR's will suffice, i started with a Canon 1200D around about 5-6 years ago, and it was a solid camera for many years, there was nothing it couldn't do and for the price, was amazing. I now have a Canon M50 that I use for general pictures for hobbies and holidays etc.
In terms of editing, I usually touch up all pictures I take even if it's just a little, you can get a lot more out of pictures with a little bit of editing and it makes it all worth it.
I would advise shortlisting about 3 camera bodies and then doing heavy research on which one suits your needs best, same goes with the lenses, i have a variety ranging from 20mm to 300mm lenses for pretty much every scenario. I will recommend a 50mm lens though, those things rock...
If you want some samples, you can find a few of them on my IG: instagram.com/craiga_photography/
I have to say I do like them Red Arrow pictures you took, and the one of the moon.
I'll look around for all sorts of different camera's, lenses etc. Could I pm you at some point about a few and get your opinion?