When the query is finished, save the results to your computer using the “Save” command in your browser. Be sure to save the file as plain text (not HTML), and to give the file extension .csv.
Use Excel’s “Import Text File” option to open the results in Excel (see SkyServer Graphing and Analyzing Data tutorial to learn how to import). Look at the results.
The first column, “objid,” is the SDSS’s Object ID for each star. You can use this number to look up each star in the Explore tool. The next two numbers are the star’s ra and dec. The next five numbers are the magnitudes u,g,r,i,z, which you will use to make your H-R diagram.
Now that you have your data, click the Previous button to go back to the previous page, where you will make your H-R diagram.