Wikipedia lists the average thickness of the milky-way to be about 1,000 LY - but where (roughly) within that is the sun currently? In asking this, I'm fully aware that there's no well-defined edge - a rough number is just fine for my purposes.
Also - what direction is the closest edge (i.e. the 'top' or 'bottom' of the disk, not the outer-edge)? E.g. in the direction of Procyon, Tau Ceti, etc.?
(I'm asking because I'm working on a bit of science-fiction, with a couple of scientists looking to directly view the other side of the galaxy in a time where FTL propulsion is available)