UFOCapture is described as 'is motion capture software that starts recording on a hard disk drive of a computer from a few seconds before the action recognized to a few seconds after the action finished' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are five alternatives to UFOCapture for Windows, Linux and Raspbian. The best alternative is Sky Cam, which is free. Other great apps like UFOCapture are Meteotux Pi (Free Edition) (Free), Wireless Allsky Camera Project (Free, Open Source), HandyAvi (Paid) and AllSkEye (Free).
The Sky Cam all sky software has been developed with amateur astronomers in mind. For monitoring the weather at a remote observatory and capturing time lapse images of the cosmos, meteor showers, or the Aurora Borealis.
Meteotux Pi was made for astronomy research. The software records a continuous long exposure stream from a camera ensuring there are no missing frames between exposures and even between produced jpg files.
HandyAvi® software allows you to make time lapse and other types of videos using a digital camera. It works with webcams, video boards, USB/video adapters, IP cameras, and any video recording device with a DirectShow driver.