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I was interested in tracking the orbit of 1986 DA. I couldn't find any resource when I looked. Just for fun, so any help appreciated.

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It has been observed 1977, and in 1994. It should be near its perihelion this year (2014) around august 7 (using wikipedia data, perihelion at March 6, 2005 and period 4.71 years), give or take a few days.

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The IAU's Minor Planet Center is the authoritative place to go to for information on any asteroid.

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