I invited a friend to observe the Mars opposition. While observing, I also tried to image Mars with an Orion 127mm maksutov cassegrain which I bought used from Henry who wants to get rid of his scope. It's the first time I used this scope for imaging. Previously, I only used this scope for visual observation because I didn't have a suitable equatorial mount. At that time, Mars was showing a good amount of details while the seeing was just about average.
Mars was covered with clouds for much of its' equatorial region. Acidalia Planitia, a dark region can be seen extending from the north down to the equator.