use of [SIMBAD,...?] to check star names ?
I found the astroquery modules that does what I need.
- I seem to be able to use Simbad.query_objectids('') but that will require one RPC per star to verify (less those that are already cached)
- this gives me a whole lot of names, with no indication of which is the "canonical" name
- there is no vectorized version of this one, so it seems I could get banned rather easily