I would like to get the RA and DEC coordinates and brightness data of all stars in the Orion constellation from SIMBAD. I am attempting to do a 'criteria query' but I'm confused about how to sort the database by constellation. Please help.
I don't know if it's every star in Orion but entering
* Ori in the identifier box on SIMBAD and setting the you can choose to query : to the
with wildcards option as shown in the screen shot below
returns 2914 stars with the RA, Dec and magnitudes (although the query does take a while to execute...) You can change what columns are returned in the result or the output file type (if the default HTML table is less useful for future uses) by clicking on that yellow backgrounded Output options tab first (remember to save changes via the 'SAVE' button at the bottom of the form)