NGC 1566 is an intermediate spiral galaxy located about 40 million light years away towards the constellation Dorado, the Dolphinfish. As an intermediate spiral, the galaxy lacks a well defined bar of stars at its center, but is not quite an unbarred galaxy.
NGC 1566 is the brightest of the Dorado galaxy group, as well as the second brightest Seyfert galaxy known. Seyfert galaxies have small, bright nuclei that emit radiation and possibly contain supermassive black holes. The Dorado group is one of the richest galaxy groups in the southern hemisphere, comprised of a loose collection of galaxies.
Image and information from ESA.