addresolve <col-id-objname> <col-name-ra> <col-name-dec>
Performs name resolution on the string-valued column
<col-id-objname> and appends two new columns
containing the resolved Right Ascension and Declination
Syntax for the
<col-id-objname> argument is described in Section 6.2.
UCDs are added to the new columns in a way which tries to be consistent with any UCDs already existing in the table.
Since this filter works by interrogating a remote service, it will obviously be slow. The current implementation is experimental; it may be replaced in a future release by some way of doing the same thing (perhaps a new STILTS task) which is able to work more efficiently by dispatching multiple concurrent requests.
This is currently implemented using the Simbad service operated by CDS.