How far is Orion?
Orion [See Link] is a constellation and thus has many
stars of different distances from us.
The nearest is GJ 3379 at around 17 light years.
The brightest is Rigel at around 800 light years.
The constellation Orion contains at least 4 galaxies. M78 - NGC 2068 M43 - De Mairan's Nebula M42 - Orion nebula IC 434 - Horsehead Nebula and many other open clusters. Note: These galaxies lie far, far beyond the group of stars delineating the perimeter of the Orion Constellation. By "contain" we just mean we can see these galaxies out the Orion window.
Orion is a constellation, not a galaxy. The stars in it appear to form a pattern but they are not a unit and they are all completely different distances away. So there is no definitive distance that you can say Orion is away from us. You can only talk about the distance of individual stars that are in it.
Orion is the hunter constellation found in the winter sky, followed by his dogs, Canus Major and far behind is Canus minor. Orion is holding up a shield and has a weapon, as he is trying to find the rabbit. He never does, because the rabbit is under Orion's feet. (Don't ask why the dogs cant get the rabbit)