I received a small monocular (small telescope) from my brother as a christmas gift. I am preparing for a trip down Puerto Rico to see him. I would like to know if I can safely place this item in a x-ray bin or should I show it to the TSA personnel myself and let them tell me if I can even bring it thru the system? Or do I pack it in my carry on and just show it if it triggers an alarm? It is a gift and was probably quite expensive and I really don't want them to confiscate it. My brother has told me that there should be no problem. The telescope can fit in the palm of the hand.