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393 Lampetia is a fairly large main belt asteroid that was discovered by German astronomer Max Wolf on November 4, 1894 in Heidelberg. It has an unusually low rotation rate, with a period estimated at 38.7 hours and a brightness variation of 0.14 in magnitude.<ref name="Scaltriti1979"/>

In 2000, the asteroid was detected by radar from the Arecibo Observatory at a distance of 0.98 AU. The resulting data yielded an effective diameter of 125 ± 20 km.<ref name="icarus186_1_126"/>


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